Luke Cooper 

Luke Cooper

Dr Luke Cooper

Sept 2018 – May 2019 (inclusive): Vienna Institute for the Human Sciences (WIM) – Visiting Fellow on the European Futures programme

Writing a monograph on the crisis of the European Union and undertaking public engagement activity and developing on-going analyses of the Brexit crisis (including its implications for Europe).

Sept 2018 – present: London School of Economics – Associate Researcher in the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit on the Visions of Europe project

An associate position on the Open Society Foundations funded project, exploring visions of reform and renewal emanating from civil society for the future direction of the European Union, including co-organising a conference at the LSE, ‘Europe for the Many’ (26th – 27th October).

May 2015 – present (full time, permanent): Anglia Ruskin University – Senior Lecturer in International Politics, Course Leader BA Politics

Full time faculty position where I undertake teaching and research in international relations and lead the Politics BA programme.

Aug 2013 – May 2015 (full time, permanent): Richmond the American International University in London – Assistant Professor of International Relations (IR), Convenor of the MA IR

Sept 2010 – Sept 2012

University of Sussex, Dept. of International Relations

Associate Tutor (International Relations)

RESEARCH OUTPUTS: articles in books and academic journals, policy papers


NGO Directorship
February 2016 – present
Non-Exec Director of Another Europe Is Possible Ltd
Co-founder and non-exec director of the NGO opposing a British exit from the EU and supporting a reformed vision for Europe based on social justice, democracy and human rights.

Media experience
May 2018 – present
The Another Europe Podcast
Co-host with Zoe Williams from the Guardian of a new podcast giving a left take on Brexit and Europe. Guests to date have included the writer Gary Younge, journalists Stephen Bush and Paul Mason, the economist Ann Pettifor, and co-author of Citizens of Nowhere, Niccolo Milanese. I have also received a grant from the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung in 2019 (€5k) to support ‘live audience’ events in Brussels and Vienna.

Blogs, op-eds, TV and Radio: I have written a number of blog and op-end pieces for a range of sites including: Guardian, Open Democracy; Red Pepper; Theory, Culture and Society; Disorder of Things; and LSE Democracy Audit. TV and radio experience: BBC TV and radio, ITV, LBC.

Education and qualifications
April 2009 – April 2013
University of Sussex
Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations

October 2007 – October 2008
London School of Economics
MSc Comparative Politics (Research)

September 2004 – June 2007
Leeds University
BA Political Studies