Simon Birnbaum is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Political Science at Södertörn University, Sweden. He is also a researcher at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research at Uppsala University and the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm. Birnbaum has published extensively on social justice, basic income, the universal welfare state and sustainability, including the monographs Basic Income Reconsidered: Social Justice, Liberalism and the Demands of Equality (Palgrave, 2012) and The Generational Welfare Contract: Justice, Institutions and Outcomes (co-written with Kenneth, Nelson, Tommy Ferrarini och Joakim Palme, Edward Elgar 2017). Part of Birnbaum’s graduate studies was spent at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. Before joining Södertörn University (2018) he has worked as a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University. He has also held postdoctoral research positions at Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve), Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies (Bergen), Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (Uppsala) and Stockholm Resilience Centre.