Katrina ForresterKatrina 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 JournalModern Intellectual HistoryClimatic ChangeEuropean 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 YorkerLondon Review of BooksHarper'sThe GuardianThe NationDissentn+1The New StatesmanCambridge Literary Review, Boston 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.