Svenja Bromberg is a social theorist and philosopher with expertise in French and German thought from the 19th to the 21st century. Her research focuses on issues of materialism and idealism and the relationship between philosophical ideas and the social/political. She works specifically on issues of emancipation, democracy, revolution, religion, the Enlightenment, secularism, subjectivity, ideology and political action.
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 in Marx and Balibar.
She is an Editorial Board member of the journal Historical Materialism.
She is currently preparing a multi-volume Handbook of Marxism to be published by SAGE in 2021 together with Sara R. Farris, Bev Skeggs and Alberto Toscano.
Teaching and Supervision
Svenja's research interests span across continental philosophy, (contemporary) social and political theory and Marxism. She has published on the work of Alain Badiou and Étienne Balibar, on New Materialism and Aesthetics, as well as on issues such as Europe or academic publishing.
She currently researches 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 welcomes doctoral proposals across the fields of social and political theory, philosophy, Marxism and critical theory.