Philip McKibbin is a writer from Aotearoa New Zealand. He is of Pakeha (New Zealand European) and Maori (Ngai Tahu) descent. He has written for the Guardian, Renegade Inc, and Takahe. He holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from The University of Auckland, and a Diploma in Te Pinakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi (Maori Language Excellence) from Te Wananga o Aotearoa. He first wrote about the Politics of Love in 2015, with his friend and fellow New Zealander Max Harris. In 2018, they hosted The Politics of Love: A Conference at All Souls College, Oxford.