Svenja Bromberg

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Social Theory and Marxism
Department Sociology
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Svenja Bromberg

Svenja Bromberg is a social theorist with expertise in Marxism and in French and German social theory from the 19th to the 21st century. Her research focuses on different conceptions of the relationship between the social and the political and the way this relationship impacts on social and theoretical conceptions of democracy, human rights, freedom and emancipation. Relatedly, she researchers the ‘materiality of politics’ working with different connotations of ‘materialism’ from diverse theoretical traditions such as feminism, Marxism and more recent object-oriented and realist philosophies.

Svenja joined Goldsmiths in September 2017 after having worked at Middlesex University in the Sociology and Criminology Department. She completed her PhD in Sociology at Goldsmiths in 2016, which is entitled Thinking Emancipation ‘after’ Marx – Conceptualising Emancipation between Citizenship and Revolution.


Svenja convenes the 2nd year Option Module ‘Marxism’ and teaches on the 1st year module ‘Critical Readings’, the 3rd year module ‘Theorising Contemporary Society’ and on the MA module ‘What is Culture’.

Research Interests

Social Theory, Marxism, Feminism, Democracy and Capitalism, Human Rights, Social Movements, Aesthetics, Alternative Education, Publishing