Contact Details

Role: Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics

Portrait picture of Caroline Ashcroft


I completed my BA at Cambridge in Social and Political Sciences, followed by the MA in Intellectual History and History of Political Thought at UCL/Queen Mary. I gained my PhD in the political thought of Hannah Arendt at Cambridge. Since then I have taught at Cambridge and Queen Mary University of London.

Research Interests

Twentieth century political theory and history of political thought, particularly on concepts of violence in politics, technology, environmentalism, and feminism.


I teach the following at LMH:

  • Prelims Introduction to the Theory of Politics
  • Theory of Politics

Selected Publications

‘The Discourse on Technology in Cold War Political Thought: Media, Modernity and Freedom,’ History of European Ideas (2023).

‘From the German Revolution to the New Left: Revolution and Dissent in Arendt and Marcuse,’ Modern Intellectual History, 19:3 (2022), 835-858. Violence and Power in the Thought of Hannah Arendt (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021).

‘From Resistance to Revolution: the Limits of Nonviolence in Arendt’s “Civil Disobedience,”’ History of European Ideas, 44:4 (2018), 461-476.

‘The Polis and the Res Publica: Two Arendtian Models of Political Violence,’ History of European Ideas, 44:1 (2018), 128-142.

‘Jewishness and the Problem of Nationalism: A Genealogy of Arendt’s Early Political Thought,’ Modern Intellectual History, 14:2 (2017), 412-449.