Katrina Forrester is Assistant Professor of Government and Social Studies at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the history of twentieth-century social and political thought and its implications for political theory.
Forrester's first book, In the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy (Princeton University Press, 2019) is a history of how political philosophy was transformed by postwar liberalism, John Rawls's A Theory of Justice, and the rise of liberal egalitarianism. She is currently working on a new book project on Feminism and the Transformation of Work, and a related set of essays on feminism and the state.
Her research has appeared in the Historical Journal, Modern Intellectual History, Climatic Change, European Journal of Political Theory, and in a number of edited volumes. She is the co-editor of Nature, Action and the Future: Political Thought and the Environment (Cambridge University Press, 2018), and has written about politics and the history of ideas for The New Yorker, London Review of Books, Harper's, The Guardian, The Nation, Dissent, n+1, The New Statesman, Cambridge Literary Review, and Political Quarterly. She received her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2013, held a research fellowship at St John's College, Cambridge in 2012-14 and a permanent lectureship at Queen Mary University of London until 2017.