Dr Kamila Stullerova

Magister Comenius University MA Central European University PhD Central European University

Dr Kamila Stullerova

Lecturer in International Politics

Department of International Politics

Contact Details


Kamila joined the Department of International Politics in 2009. She was awarded a PhD in political science - specialising in political theory and international relations - from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary in 2005. Her research and teaching interests comprise Political Theory and Security Studies as related to questions of world politics. She is especially interested in normative aspects of security and in international political theory that responds to particular political histories yet is globally focused and normatively committed.

Kamila's postgraduate study was supported by the Soros Foundation Fellowships and she also held J.W. Fulbright Fellowship at Brandeis University (Waltham, Massachusetts), Robert Bosh Junior Visiting Fellowship at the Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna, Austria) and two post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada). She participated in the Central and Eastern European honours programme in humanities and social sciences at the Invisible College-Society for Higher Learning (Bratislava, Slovakia).

At Aberystwyth she co-convenes the research group GRIT (Group on International Theory) and she is also co-convenor of BISA's working group Contemporary Research on International Political Theory (CRIPT). In 2013-14 she is the departmental Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies for Student Liaison.



Kamila's area of research lies at the intersection of International Relations Theory, Political Theory and Security Studies. She investigates the normative potential of the concept of security and the conceptual place of security in theories of (international) politics. She is especially interested in the depoliticizing tendencies of security as related to security's central role in modern political imagination. She focuses on non-rationalist, sociological and historically contextualised approaches to theorizing politics and her research contributes to the renaissance of classical realism in IR as well as to the work developing on Judith Shklar's, Isaiah Berlin's and Hannah Arendt's ideas in Political Theory. While topically diverse (including the environment, food security, nationalism and human rights), her research gravitates to two theoretical foci: the emergence of normative knowledge out of reflected social practices and the role of politics in pacifying conflict.

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Tuesday 3.30-4.30
  • Thursday 3.30-4.30


Stullerova, K 2019, Cruelty and International Relations. in S Ashenden & A Hess (eds), Between Utopia and Realism: The Political Thought of Judith N Shklar. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, pp. 67-85.
Stullerova, K 2017, 'Embracing Ontological Doubt: The Role of ‘Reality’ in Political Realism', Journal of International Political Theory, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 59-80. https://doi.org/10.1177/1755088216673079
Stullerova, K 2016, 'Review: Felix Rösch, Power, knowledge, and dissent in Morgenthau’s worldview, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, ISBN10 1137401095, ISBN13 9781137401090, (hbk), 211 pp ', Cambridge Review of International Affairs. https://doi.org/10.1080/09557571.2016.1271193
Stullerova, K 2014, 'In the footsteps of Karl Deutsch: On nationalism, self-determination and international relations', International Relations, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 313-332. https://doi.org/10.1177/0047117814545950
Stullerova, K 2014, 'Review. Interpreting Global Security. Edited by Mark Bevir, Oliver Daddow and Ian Hall.', International Affairs, vol. 90, no. 3, pp. 698-699. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2346.12134
More publications on the Research Portal