Luke is a historical sociologist interested in processes of political and social transformation within and across societies. His research is currently focused on the role of nationalism and national identity in social change.
Prior to joining Anglia Ruskin in the summer of 2015, Luke worked in the department of History, Politics and International Relations at Richmond University in London. He previously taught on International Relations courses at the University of Sussex. Luke has presented his research widely at national and international conferences, including the International Studies Association (ISA), the British International Studies Association (BISA), International Political Science Association (IPSA) and the British Sociological Association (BSA). He is currently undertaking research on the role of political identity in the democracy movement in Hong Kong.