Category: News and Events

  • New paper in Memory Studies

    My paper “Environmental commemoration: Guiding principles and real-world cases” (co-authored with Mihaela Mihai) has been accepted for publication in Memory Studies. A pre-print can be downloaded from The abstract is below: “Addressing the political implications of the ever-accumulating destruction of ecosystems and more-than-human life, this paper asks whether and in what ways environmental losses…

  • New project

    I have just been awarded an AHRC Networking Grant to work on utopia and failure. Together with Davina Cooper (KCL), I will organize three workshops around this exciting topic – in Edinburgh, London and Newcastle.

  • New Books Network

    Louisa Hann, from the New Books Network, just did a conversation with me on No Other Planet. The full interview can be found here:

  • Book launch in Edinburgh

    There will be a launch of my new book No Other Planet on November 23, 2022, at 3pm in the Chrystal Macmillan Building, University of Edinburgh. More information on this event can be found here:

  • New Book Out Now!

    My book No Other Planet has now finally been published, after some lengthy delays. Check out the publisher’s website: For a 20% discount, enter the following code at the checkout: THALER22

  • Review of Utopia in the Age of Survival

    My review of S. D. Chrostowska’s new book Utopia in the Age of Survival has just appeared (online first) in the Review of Politics. You can find the link to the text here.

  • Personal News

    I have been promoted to Full Professor (Chair of Political Theory) by the University of Edinburgh.

  • Essay on Kim Stanley Robinson for Das Tagebuch (in German)

    I have just had an essay published in the excellent Austrian magazine Das Tagebuch. The link is here:

  • First Review of No Other Planet

    Prof Duncan Bell (Cambridge) has just published a review of my book No Other Planet. You can find it here: A short excerpt from the generous and insightful review: “The extensive analysis of the meanings of utopianism in No Other Planet is the most illuminating that I have come across in political theory. This is in…

  • Essay in the Los Angeles Review of Books

    I have just had an essay published in LARB. You can find it here: