Catriona McKinnon is a Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading, UK. She has a background in political philosophy. Her most recent research is focused on climate ethics and justice, with a particular interest in intergenerational questions. She has held a number of prestigious research fellowships and awards, including two Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowships (2006 and 2014), a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship (2007), and an Arts and Humanities Research Council Research Fellowship (2000). Her published work in climate ethics has addressed just compensation for climate damages, the precautionary principle, hope for climate justice, climate denial, climate displacement, and other topics. She is the director of the Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Programme in Climate Justice and is the founder and director of the Centre for Climate and Justice, both at the University of Reading, UK. She is the editor of the successful textbook Issues in Political Theory, now going into its fourth edition with Oxford University Press. She has co-edited seven books including Climate Change and Liberal Priorities (2011), and The Ethics of Climate Governance (2015). She is the author of Liberalism and the Defence of Political Constructivism (2002), Toleration: A Critical Introduction (2006), and Climate Change and Future Justice: Precaution, Compensation, and Triage (2011). She is presently completing a book defending the idea of a new international criminal offence of ‘postericide’ (committed by conduct fit to bring about the near extinction of humanity), and she is also writing an introductory book on climate justice for Polity Press. She has previously taught in the Politics departments at the University of York, and the University of Exeter. She holds a PhD, MA, and BA (Hons) from the Philosophy Department of University College London.