Lukas Slothuus

Lukas Slothuus
Lukas Slothuus
Politics and International RelationsSchool of Social and Political ScienceUniversity of Edinburgh
Research Interests
Political theory, Political philosophy, Marxism, Critical theory, Resistance, Contentious politics

Research interests:

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)

MRes Art: Theory & Philosophy (Distinction), Central Saint Martins (2013-15) (interview)

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)

Teaching experience:

Political Thinkers (2017, 2018), Seminar tutor

War and Justice (2017), Seminar tutor

Introduction to Politics & International Relations (2016, 2017), Study Skills tutor


Political Theory Research GroupJust World InstituteJUDGEPOL

Work experience:

Student Welfare Mentor, University of the Arts London, Woodland House (2014-15)

Community & Welfare Sabbatical Officer, LSE Students' Union (2011-12)