Dr Lukas Slothuus

Welcome! I’m an LSE Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I teach LSE100, LSE's flagship interdisciplinary social science course. I am also a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Government at LSE and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

From August 2023, I will be a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for 4 years in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, as part of the UKRI-funded project "SUS POL: Supply-side policies for fossil fuels" led by Professor Peter Newell.

I completed my ESRC-funded PhD in Politics at the University of Edinburgh, titled The Emancipatory Imperative: A Critical Theory of Social Transformation. During my PhD I was a Visiting Graduate Student at Cornell University and a Visiting Fellow at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

My published research centres on the political theory of emancipation and the role of intellectuals and theorists in social change. My research trajectory currently focuses on these questions specifically in relation to ecological catastrophe and climate change.

I have extensive teaching experience within political theory, interdisciplinary understandings of climate change, social studies of artificial intelligence, international political economy, and the ethics of war.

Before my PhD, I completed my undergraduate degree in politics at the LSE, an AHRC-funded master's degree in philosophy at Central Saint Martins and an ESRC-funded master's degree in politics at the University of Edinburgh.

You can get in touch via email or follow me on Twitter: @lslothuus. You can also access my ORCID and my Google Scholar profiles.

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