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Kimberley Brownlee

Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Political & Social Philosophy, University of British Columbia

Kimberley Brownlee is a Canada Research Chair and Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia.

Her current work focuses on loneliness, belonging, social human rights, and freedom of association. Her past work focused on civil disobedience, punishment, and restorative justice. She is the author of Being Sure of Each Other (Oxford University Press, 2020) and of Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Prior to her appointment at UBC, she was a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. She has held numerous visiting positions including a Visiting Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford (2019-20); a Visiting Fellowship at the Australian National University (2019), a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Vanderbilt University (2008); an HLA Hart Visiting Research Fellowship at University College, Oxford (2009); a CEPPA Visiting Research Fellowship at St Andrews University (2009); and a Warwick-Monash Visiting Fellowship at Monash University (2015). She is the recipient of a Philip Leverhulme Prize (2012), and has served on the executive committees of the Aristotelian Society (2014-2017), the Philosophical Association (2012-2016), and the Society for Applied Philosophy (2007-2013).


  • –present
    Professor of Philosophy , University of British Columbia


    DPhil in Philosophy , University of Oxford