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Dr Mathias Thaler

Chancellor's Fellow Senior Lecturer

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Vienna
Master of Arts, University of Vienna

Professional Qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, UK Higher Education Academy (University of Edinburgh Institute for Academic Development), PGCAP


Mathias Thaler is Chancellor’s Fellow in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh. His main research interest is in contemporary political theory. He is currently working on a judgment-based approach to understanding, critiquing and reforming notions of political violence. This project has been supported by a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (2013-2017). Thaler’s recent publications have appeared in Analyse & KritikContemporary Political TheoryCritical Review of Social and Political PhilosophyEuropean Journal of Political Theory and Philosophy & Social Criticism. He is the author of Moralische Politik oder politische Moral? Eine Analyse aktueller Debatten zur internationalen Gerechtigkeit (Campus, 2008), and co-editor (with Mihaela Mihai) of On The Uses and Abuses of Political Apologies (Palgrave 2014).

A complete CV can be consulted here.

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