- Lukas Slothuus
- Research Interests
- Political theory, Political philosophy, Marxism, Critical theory, Resistance, Contentious politics
I am a PhD student in political theory at the University of Edinburgh and currently a visiting graduate student at Cornell University. I am also a member of the Research School on Peace and Conflict based at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo and the University of Oslo, Norway.
I hold Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy as well as the Edinburgh Teaching Award (Category 1). From December 2018, I will be undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP) at the Moray School of Education, University of Edinburgh, working towards Fellowship of the HEA.
My research centres on the politics of resistance and disobedience, the philosophy of praxis, the status of critical theory, and questions within Marxist thought. In particular, I am researching the relationship between critical theory and practices of resistance; the role and responsibility of intellectuals vis-à-vis the politics of resistance; the relationship between resistance and social transformation; and developing critiques of liberal civil disobedience and "everyday resistance". I have a secondary interest in methodology, particularly critiques of moralist, legalist, idealist, and individualist approaches to political theory.
Dr Mathias Thaler (Politics & IR)
Professor Toby Kelly (Social Anthropology)
PhD Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh (2016-)
Visiting Graduate Student, Government Department, Cornell University (2018)
MSc by Research in Politics (Distinction), University of Edinburgh (2015-16)
BSc Government (First Class Honours), London School of Economics and Political Science (2009-13), with Outstanding Performance Prize for Best Dissertation
Funding and awards:
ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council) 1+3 MSc/PhD Studentship (2015-19), including Overseas Institutional Visit award (2018)
AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council) Research Preparation Masters Studentship (2013-15)
Political Thinkers (2017, 2018), Seminar tutor
War and Justice (2017), Seminar tutor
Introduction to Politics & International Relations (2016, 2017), Study Skills tutor
Student Welfare Mentor, University of the Arts London, Woodland House (2014-15)
Community & Welfare Sabbatical Officer, LSE Students' Union (2011-12)