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Maša Mrovlje

Maša Mrovlje
Dr Maša Mrovlje
CRITIQUE Visiting Fellow
3.22 18 Buccleuch Place Edinburgh UK

Research Interests

Maša completed her PhD at the University of St Andrews. From 2016 to 2020, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow on the ERC-funded project "Illuminating the ‘Grey Zone’: Addressing Complex Complicity in Human Rights Violations." Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and a Visiting Fellow with CRITIQUE - the Centre for Ethics and Critical Thought at the University of Edinburgh.

Her research interests are located within contemporary political theory, international political theory and the history of political thought. She draws on twentieth-century philosophies of existence, enriched with feminist and postcolonial perspectives, to conceptualise the complexities and potentials of individual and collective action in conditions of systemic oppression. Within this focus, she has contributed to pressing issues of political judgement, memory politics, transitional justice, political violence and, most recently, resistance. At present, she is exploring the political potentials of disappointment within the modern revolutionary tradition.

Her 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.


--- 2020. The Political Value of Disappointment among Ex-Resistance Fighters: Confronting the Grey Zone of Founding. Political Theory 48(3), 30329. 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

--- 2020 (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.