Staff Profile


Dr Lucas Van Milders


School: School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 922074

Profile summary

Lecturer Politics and International Relations

Teaching and subject expertise

I am a Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy and I am currently applying for Fellowship.

I teach at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. My current teaching responsibilities include:


  • Introduction to International Relations (Level 4)
  • Theories of International Relations (Level 5)
  • Global Governance (Level 5)


  • Advanced Principles of International Relations
  • Security in the Digital Age
  • Critical Issuers in Politics and International Relations: Shifting Perspectives

External activities

I have presented my research at the following outlets:

  • International Studies Association (2017, 2018)
  • British International Studies Association (2014)
  • European International Studies Association (2015)
  • Political Studies Association (2015)
  • Manchester Workhops on Political Theory (2018)
  • Centre for Critical Thought at University of Kent (2017)
  • British Institute of Ankara (2015, with Harmonie Toros)
  • Millennium Theory Symposium (2015)

I have also organised the following conferences/workshops:

  • 'The Gentrification of the Political' (2016, with Ben Turner)
  • 'The Future of Work' (2018, with Ben Turner)
  • MANCEPT Workshop 'Political Theory and the Future of Work' (2018, with Ben Turner)

Publications and research outputs

Van Milders, Lucas ‘The White University: A Platform for Subjectification/Subjugation’ in Julie Cupples & Ramón Grosfoguel (eds.) Unsettling Eurocentrism in the Westernised University (Routledge: Abingdon, 2018)

Van Milders, Lucas ‘Interpretation, Judgement, and Dialogue: Reclaiming Causation in Critical Terrorism Studies’ Critical Studies on Terrorism, 2017 (10:2), 220-239

Van Milders, Lucas and Toros, Harmonie ‘Violent International Relations’ European Journal of International Relations (under consideration)

Van Milders, Lucas ‘White Hallucinations’ Theory & Event (under consideration)

Van Milders, Lucas ‘Why is there no International Hermeneutics?’ Journal of International Relations and Development (under consideration)


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