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I am a Lecturer in Political Theory at the Department of Political Science, University College London.

I am also the Programme Director of the department’s MA in Legal and Political Theory.

At present, I am on leave from UCL as a research associate at the School of Philosophy, ANU (June – December 2015), thinking about feasibility, futility, and structural injustice.


My research interests lie in political philosophy. I focus on three areas:

  1. Luck and its insignificance for egalitarians
  2. Political resistance, protest, and the role of outrage and offence
  3. The role of ‘the facts’ in political philosophy 

On this website you can find more information about my research and teaching. You can also find me on academia.edu and on PhilPapers

Email: e.mcternan [at] ucl.ac.uk

[Website last updated July 2015]