Katherine Ibbett

18 March 2014

Katherine Ibbett

Katherine works on seventeenth century literature, culture and political thought. Her first book was on neoclassical theatre and theories of political action, and she's now finishing a book on compassion and its failures in early modern France; next up is a project on rivers and waterways in France and its colonial projects. 

She received her PhD from Berkeley before teaching at Michigan. She then moved to UCL in 2009 but in 2012-13 was a Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard, and she finds that her best ideas come from moving between different places.