Ruth Ellen Kinna is a professor of Political Theory at Loughborough University, working in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations where she specialises in political philosophy. Since 2007 she has been the editor of the journal Anarchist Studies.
Kinna holds a BA in History and Politics from the University of London and a D.Phil in Politics from the University of Oxford. Her subsequent work focused on the socialist thought of William Morris (1834–96). She is the author of the book Anarchism - A Beginners Guide, an in depth study into the political concept of anarchy (ISBN 1-85168-370-4, Oneworld Publication Ltd.).