Dr Maša Mrovlje

Dr Maša Mrovlje


I joined the University of Leeds as a Lecturer in Political Theory in 2023.

I completed my PhD at the University of St Andrews. Before joining Leeds, I worked as an ERC postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Edinburgh and held a Marie-Curie REWIRE fellowship at the University of Vienna.

Research interests

My research interests are located within contemporary political theory, international political theory and the history of political thought. I draw on twentieth-century philosophies of existence, feminist and anticolonial theory to conceptualise the complexities and potentials of individual and collective action in conditions of systemic oppression. Within this focus, I have contributed to pressing issues of political judgement, memory politics, transitional justice, political violence and, most recently, resistance. My current project explores the political potentials of disappointment within the modern revolutionary tradition.

I’m interested in supervising PhD students working on topics of resistance, emotions/affect, memory politics, transitional justice, social movements, the Arab Spring, and existential, feminist and decolonial theory. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss your proposed topic, I’d be happy to support you in developing your proposal.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD in International Relations, University of St Andrews
  • M.Litt in International Political Theory, University of St Andrews
  • BA in International Relations, University of Ljubljana

Student education

I teach on a variety of modules in the field of political theory:

  • PIED 1601 Freedom Power and Resistance
  • PIED 2601 Revolution and Reaction
  • PIED 2602 Justice, Community, and Conflict
  • PIED 3611 Radical Political Ideas

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Contemporary Political Theory
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>The school welcomes enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>