School of Social and Political Science

Maša Mrovlje

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CRITIQUE Visiting Fellow


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18 Buccleuch Place

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Research interests

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. Recently, she received a Marie Curie REWIRE Fellowship at the University of Vienna, to conduct her project on 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. Virile Resistance and Servile Collaboration: Interrupting the Gendered Representation of Betrayal in Resistance Movements. Special Issue on “Grey Zones of Resistance.” Theoria 67(165), forthcoming.

2020. The Political Value of Disappointment among Ex-Resistance Fighters: Confronting the Grey Zone of Founding. Political Theory 48(3), 303–29. DOI:

2019. Beyond Nussbaum’s Ethics of Reading: Camus, Arendt and the Political Significance of Narrative Imagination. The European Legacy 24(2), 162–80.

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 Jennet Kirkpatrick). Grey Zones of Resistance: Confronting the Ambiguities of Resistant Action in Conditions of Systemic Violence. Theoria 67(165), forthcoming. Co-authored the Introduction to the Special Issue.

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. Co-authored the Introduction to the Special Issue.

Book chapters

2020. Camus: A Rebel’s Life. In Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia of Philosophers, ed. Patrick Gamez, published online: 9 July 2020. DOI: 10.5040/9781350999992.0032

2020. Arendt and Violence: Illuminating Its Political Meaning and Limits. In The Bloomsbury Companion to Hannah Arendt, eds. Peter Gratton and Yasemin Sari, published online: 15 October 2020, 528–35. London: Bloomsbury Academic. DOI: 10.5040/9781350053311. 0062

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), 189–92.

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

Other publications

2020. If Not Now, When? Interview with Alex Zamalin on Black Utopia. CRITIQUE – Centre for Ethics and Critical Thought (Exchanges), published online: 6 July,

2020. Country Report: South Africa. Policy recommendations on the political significance of art for reckoning with the grey zones of complicity in political violence, ERC Starting Grant. 637709-GREYZONE, 20CountryReportSouthAfrica.pdf.