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McKibbin, Philip

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PhD Candidate

University of Sydney

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I am a writer from Aotearoa New Zealand, of Pākehā (NZ European) and Māori (Ngāi Tahu) descent. I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney; my PhD explores love, politics, and multispecies relations. I hold a Master of Arts in Philosophy from The University of Auckland, and diplomas in te reo Māori (the Māori language) from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. I have written for the Guardian, Newsroom, and Takahē. I created, to extend the Politics of Love. My book, Love Notes: for a Politics of Love, is published in New York by Lantern Books. In 2018, I co-organised 'The Politics of Love: A Conference' at All Souls College, Oxford. Also, I am kaiwhakatipu (editor) of He Ika Haehae Kupenga (


'Love Notes: for a Politics of Love' (New York: Lantern, 2019)