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Maša Mrovlje

Maša Mrovlje
Dr Maša Mrovlje
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
3.22 18 Buccleuch Place Edinburgh UK

Research Interests

Maša completed her PhD at the University of St Andrews and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow working on the ERC-funded project "Illuminating the ‘Grey Zone’: Addressing Complex Complicity in Human Rights Violations." Her research interests are oriented by the rubric of international political theory and the history of political thought, with a specific focus on twentieth-century philosophies of existence, poststructuralist and critical theories, and their significance to issues of political judgement, responsibility, violence and resistance in the contemporary world. In addition, she is interested in the relatively recently emergent field of the ethics and politics of narrative. At present, she is focusing on the dynamics of disappointment and betrayal in resistance movements.

My personal webpage is available here.


2015 PhD in International Relations, University of St Andrews, School of International Relations (United Kingdom)

2010 M.Litt in International Political Theory, University of St Andrews, School of International Relations (United Kingdom)

2009 BA in International Relations, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences (Slovenia)



---2019. Rethinking Political Judgement: Arendt and Existentialism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.


--- 2019. The Political Value of Disappointment among Ex-Resistance Fighters: Confronting the Grey Zone of Founding. Political Theory, published online: 4 October 2019, 127. DOI:

--- 2019. Beyond Nussbaum’s Ethics of Reading: Camus, Arendt and the Political Significance of Narrative Imagination. The European Legacy 24(2), 16280.

--- 2017. Judging Violent Resistances: Camus’s Artistic Sensibility and the Grey Zone of Rebellion. Law, Culture and the Humanities, published online: 14 July 2017, 1–20. DOI:

--- 2016. Forgiveness, Representative Judgement and Love of the World: Exploring the Political Significance of Forgiveness in the Context of Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Debates. Philosophia 44(4), 1079-1098.

Special Issues

--- 2019 (co-edited with Mihaela Mihai). Violent Complicities beyond the Legal Imagination: Exploring the Epistemic and Political Power of Art. Law, Culture and the Humanities, forthcoming.

Book chapters

--- 2019. Camus: A Rebel’s Life. In Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia of Philosophers, forthcoming.

--- 2019. Arendt and Violence: Illuminating the political meaning and limits of violence. In The Bloomsbury Companion to Hannah Arendt, eds. Peter Gratton and Yasemin Sari, forthcoming. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

--- 2014. Narrating and Understanding. In Hannah Arendt: Key concepts, ed. Patrick Hayden, 66-84. London and New York: Routledge.

Book reviews

--- 2019. Phenomenology of Plurality: Hannah Arendt on Political Intersubjectivity (book review). Arendt Studies 3, 227–30.

--- 2018. Politics With Beauvoir: Freedom in the Encounter (book review). Contemporary Political Theory 17(4), 18992.

--- 2016. Simone de Beauvoir’s Philosophy of Age: Gender, Ethics and Time (book review). The European Legacy 21(2), 234–6.