Dr Lukas Slothuus

Welcome! I'm a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex. I work at the interface between political theory, political economy, and climate politics as part of the UKRI-funded project "SUS-POL: Supply-side policies for fossil fuels" led by Professor Peter Newell. The project researches the political dynamics of cutting the production of fossil fuels, how to transform society to a fossil-free world, as well as which processes of social transformation are necessary for climate justice.

I am also a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Previously I was a Fellow at LSE, teaching the interdisciplinary LSE100 on the climate crisis and on digital technologies. I have an ESRC-funded PhD in Politics from the University of Edinburgh entitled The Emancipatory Imperative: A Critical Theory of Social Transformation. During the PhD, I was a Visiting Graduate Student at Cornell University and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

My published research centres on theories of emancipation and the role of intellectuals and theorists in social change. Apart from the research project above, my current research focuses on these questions specifically in relation to the climate crisis.

I have extensive teaching experience within interdisciplinary understandings of climate change and digital technology, as well as international political economy, political theory, and the ethics of war.

I have an undergraduate degree in politics from LSE, an AHRC-funded master's in philosophy from Central Saint Martins, as well as an ESRC-funded master's in politics from the University of Edinburgh.

I'm on the Corresponding Editorial Board at the journal Historical Materialism and co-host of the Historical Materialism Podcast with Ashok Kumar. You can listen to the podcast here.

You can contact me via email or on Twitter: @lslothuus. You can also access my publications via ORCID and Google Scholar.