Prof Luke Glanville

Professor, Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs


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My research spans past and present thought and practice regarding international protection against atrocities, refugee protection, refugee exclusion, questions of rights, responsibilities, and prioritization, and questions of colonial conquest and rule.

I have published four books: 

Prioritizing Global Responsibilities (with James Pattison, Oxford University Press, 2024)

Sharing Responsibility: The History and Future of Protection from Atrocities (Princeton University Press, 2021)

Refuge Reimagined: Biblical Kinship in Global Politics (with Mark R. Glanville, InterVarsity Press, 2021)

Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect: A New History (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014) (winner of Australian Political Science Association Crisp Prize (2016) and CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award (2014))

Another book, Sepúlveda on the Spanish Invasion of the Americas: Defending Empire, Debating Las Casas, edited and translated with David Lupher, and Maya Feile Tomes, was published by Oxford University Press in 2023. This volume includes translations of Sepúlveda's Democrates secundus (1544), Apologia (1550), and Proposiciones temerarias (1553), and Las Casas's composite account of the Valladolid debate, Aquí se contiene una disputa o controversia… (1552)

I have placed articles in journals including International Studies QuarterlyEuropean Journal of International Relations, International Affairs, Ethics & International Affairs, and European Journal of International Law, co-edited three books, and served for ten years as co-editor of the quarterly journal, Global Responsibility to Protect (2010-19). 

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Also, see my Amazon page for books, Google Scholar page for more complete publication list, and find me on Twitter


PhD (University of Queensland)

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