Luis Lobo-Guerrero

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Luis Lobo-Guerrero (born 21 August 1976) is professor of History and Theory of International Relations at the University of Groningen.[1]


Lobo-Guerrero has worked mainly in the field of International Relations with a specific interest in post-structuralist thought,[2] history of early modern science, historical epistemology, and geopolitics.[3] He has worked on the politics of international security focussing on the role of insurance as a technology for governing uncertainty.[4][5][6] He has been a key proponent of the idea of biopolitics of security as an approach that features life as the referent object of security analysis.[7][8] Currently, he works on the ideas and practices that made it possible to think about the global in the 16th century, and in so doing, explores how globality can be understood as a connectivity effect.[9]



Insuring Life: Value, Security and Risk (London: Routledge, 2016).

Insuring War: Sovereignty, Security and Risk (London: Routledge, 2013).

Insuring Security: Biopolitics, Security and Risk (London: Routledge, 2012).

Edited volumes

Mapping, Connectivity, and the Making of European Empires. Luis Lobo-Guerrero, Laura Lo Presti, and Filipe dos Reis, eds. (London: Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming 2021).

Imaginaries of Connectivity – the creation of novel spaces of governance, Lobo-Guerrero, Luis, Suvi Alt, and Maarten Meijer, eds. (London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2019)


  1. ^ "prof. dr. L.E. (Luis) Lobo-Guerrero". University of Groningen. 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  2. ^ "How does Poststructuralist Theorizing Challenge Understandings of Power?". E-International Relations. 2015-12-28. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  3. ^ Lucca, Juan Bautista (December 2014). "LA POLÍTICA COMPARADA EN ARGENTINA, BRASIL, COLOMBIA Y MÉXICO". Revista Uruguaya de Ciencia Política. 23 (1): 101–118. ISSN 1688-499X.
  4. ^ Lobo-Guerrero, Luis (2016-04-20). Insuring Life: Value, Security and Risk. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-134-74398-8.
  5. ^ Pierides, Dean (2014-07-03). "Political economies of security for some time to come". Journal of Cultural Economy. 7 (3): 371–377. doi:10.1080/17530350.2013.796291. ISSN 1753-0350. S2CID 145342491.
  6. ^ Wullweber, Joscha (2019-05-10). "Poststructural Research in International Political Economy: Problematizing and Politicizing Agency, Structure and Objectivity". Rochester, NY. doi:10.2139/ssrn.3386179. S2CID 233759518. SSRN 3386179. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ Dillon, Michael; Lobo-Guerrero, Luis (April 2008). "Biopolitics of security in the 21st century: an introduction". Review of International Studies. 34 (2): 265–292. doi:10.1017/S0260210508008024. ISSN 1469-9044. S2CID 143982843.
  8. ^ Dillon, Michael; Lobo-Guerrero, Luis (2009-01-01). "The Biopolitical Imaginary of Species-being". Theory, Culture & Society. 26: 1–23. doi:10.1177/0263276408099009. S2CID 144149282.
  9. ^ "Luis Lobo-Guerrero - gloknos". Luis Lobo-Guerrero - gloknos. Retrieved 2021-01-27.