Bruno Leipold

1044846_477107849043563_688924814_n 2 I am a doctoral student in political theory and the history of political thought at the University of Oxford. Before coming to Oxford I completed my masters in Legal and Political Theory at University College London and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at the University of Warwick. In October 2017 I will start a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Political Theory at the Justitia Amplificata Centre for Advanced Study at the Goethe University Frankfurt and the Free University of Berlin.

My DPhil looks at Marx’s relationship to republicanism. I explore Marx’s interactions with and criticisms of his republican contemporaries, his debt to earlier republican thinkers and ideas, and how he transformed and sometimes rejected these ideas in response to the changing social conditions of the 19th century. I use this to then inform and criticise contemporary debates in Marxism and republicanism.

Further information is available on my departmental webpage and on my and Google Scholar pages.

The cover image is from the masthead of The Red Republican, a radical chartist journal which published the first English translation of Marx and Engels’s The Communist Manifesto in 1850.