- Lukas Slothuus
- Politics and International Relations School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Research Interests
- Political theory, Political philosophy, Marxism, Critical theory, Resistance, Contentious politics, Political affect, Radical democracy, Civil disobedience
I am a PhD candidate in political theory at the University of Edinburgh. In 2018, I was a visiting graduate student in the Department of Government at Cornell University and in 2019 I was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) through my affiliation with their Research School on Peace and Conflict. I tweet at @lslothuus.
I have over four years of teaching experience at Edinburgh and hold Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. I have completed the Edinburgh Teaching Award and have completed all coursework for the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP) at the Moray School of Education, University of Edinburgh, leading to Fellowship of the HEA.
My research centres on the politics of emancipation and resistance. I am interested in the philosophy of praxis, the status of critical theory today, and debates within Marxist thought. In particular, I am researching the relationship between reason, affect, and emancipation; critical theory and practices of resistance; the role and responsibility of intellectuals vis-à-vis the politics of resistance; 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-), ESRC funded
Visiting Research Fellow, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) (2019)
Visiting Graduate Student, Government Department, Cornell University (2018)
MSc in Politics (by Research) (Distinction), University of Edinburgh (2016), ESRC funded
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, 2019, 2020), Seminar tutor
War and Justice (2017), Seminar tutor
Introduction to Politics & International Relations (2016, 2017), Study Skills tutor
Slothuus, L. (2018) Review of Domestic Colonies: The Turn Inward to Colony by Barbara Arneil. Contemporary Political Theory. (online-first)
Slothuus, L. (2014) Review of Signs and Machines by Maurizio Lazzarato. Studies in Social and Political Thought (24), 79-83. (PDF)
Slothuus, L. (2013) Review of The Making of the Indebted Man by Maurizio Lazzarato. Marx & Philosophy Review of Books (online access).
Non-academic (selection in English):
When the Pie Shrinks, Jacobin Magazine, 20 June 2019.
A new dawn for the Danish radical left?, Red Pepper, 10 September 2018. Translated into Spanish: ¿Un nuevo amanecer para la izquierda radical danesa?, El Salto Diario, 2 October 2018.
Beneath the pavement..., Content Journal, September 2018 issue.
Selection in Danish:
Strejke lammer 60 britiske universiteter [Strike paralyzes 60 British universities], Solidaritet.dk, 3 December 2019.
Britisk storstrejke er kulminationen på de konservatives ideologiske kamp mod offentlige universiteter [Major British strike is the culmination of the Conservatives' ideological struggle against public universites], Information, 20 March 2018.
Privatisering med staten i ryggen [Privatisation with backing from the state], Arbejderen, 12 January 2013.
Nedskæringer i SU er forkastelige [Cuts to student state grants are a disgrace], Information, 5 January 2013.
Student Welfare Mentor, University of the Arts London, Woodland House (2014-15)
Community & Welfare Sabbatical Officer, LSE Students' Union (2011-12)