Dr Luke Ulaş

Department of Politics and International Relations

Lecturer in Political Theory

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Dr Luke Ulaş
Department of Politics and International Relations
Modular Teaching Village
Northumberland Road
S10 1AJ

I joined the Department as a Lecturer in Political Theory in September 2017. I completed my PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to coming to Sheffield, I held postdoctoral positions at Goethe University Frankfurt (with the 'Justitia Amplificata' programme) and Durham University.

I have research interests in the political theory of cosmopolitanism and global political theory more widely, as well as in methodological questions in political theory. My book Being Cosmopolitan is forthcoming.

Research interests

My research to date has focused primarily on global political theory, and in particular the normative theory of cosmopolitanism. Alongside this, I have also developed an interest in the relevance of human nature and political psychology to the practice of normative political theory. I am now beginning work on a book manuscript that combines these two interests, provisionally entitled Human Nature and Cosmopolitics.


Journal articles


  • Ulas L (2015) Global community as a response to the cosmopolitan solidarity problem In Enroth H & Brommesson D (Ed.), Global Community? Transnational and Transdisciplinary Exchanges RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Political Theory

  • 2019 Leverhulme Research Fellowship (Human Nature and the Prospects for Cosmopolitics) £51,262
Teaching activities

I currently teach the first year undergaduate module Introduction to Western Political Thought, the third year undergraduate module Cosmopolitanism, and the MA module Freedom.

PhD Supervision

I would be very happy to supervise theses in cosmopolitan political theory and global political theory more widely.