Born and raised in England, Cressida Heyes was educated at Banbury Comprehensive School and the United World College of the Atlantic. She holds a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford University, an MA in Political Science, and a PhD in Philosophy, both from McGill University. She worked briefly in the US as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University, before moving to the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, in 1999. She is currently Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, and the Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality, as well as past winner of both the Faculty of Arts Research Excellence Award and the Undergraduate Teaching Award. In 2008 she received the Rutherford Award for excellence in teaching--the University of Alberta's highest teaching prize. She became a Canadian citizen in 2005 but still maintains active links with the UK, where all her family of origin remain. For more information about her research interests and publications, visit http://cressidaheyes.com.