Bruno Leipold | Student | Profiles
Bruno Leipold

 Bruno Leipold

Research topic:
Karl Marx and Republicanism
Degree course:

Research Themes:
Political Theory Anarchism Authority Democratic theory Equality Freedom and Choice Ideology Republicanism Revolution Rights and justice Socialism Sovereignty Normative theory 

Academic Profile

I am a DPhil student in political theory at St. Cross College, supervised by David Leopold. Before coming to Oxford I completed my masters in Legal and Political Theory at University College London and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Warwick.

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 and economic conditions of the 19th century. I use this to then inform and criticise contemporary debates in Marxism and republicanism.

Teaching specialism, interests and experience

Teaching experience:

Marx and Marxism Final Honour School examiner (Trinity Term 2015).

Marx and Marxism tutorials for St. Hugh's College, the Stanford Exchange Program and Wadham College (Hilary/Trinity Term 2015); Marx and Marxism revision classes for Exeter, Jesus and Trinity Colleges (Trinity Term 2015). 

PPE Uniq Summer School (2014, 2016).

Papers registered to teach:

Theory of Politics; Marx and Marxism; Political Thought: Plato to Rousseau; Political Thought: Bentham to Weber.


2016/17- Scatcherd European Scholarship (University of Oxford)

2013/16 - Doctoral Award (Arts and Humanities Research Council)

2012/13 - Studienstiftung scholarship (German National Academic Foundation).

2011 - Giving to Warwick Prize for the Best Dissertation in Politics (Department of Politics and Interntional Relations, University of Warwick).


Edited volumes

Radical Republicanism: Recovering the Tradition's Radical Heritage. Ed. Karma Nabulsi, Stuart White and Bruno Leipold. Under contract with Oxford University Press.

Peer-reviewed articles

'Political Anarchism and Raz's Theory of Authority'. Res Publica, 21 (3), 309-329, 2015. Link to journal. Download.

Book chapters

'Marx's Social Republic'. Radical Republicanism: Recovering the Tradition's Radical Heritage. Ed. Karma Nabulsi, Stuart White and Bruno Leipold. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Book reviews

Review of Norman Arthur Fischer, Marxist Ethics within Western Political Theory: A Dialogue with Republicanism, Communitarianism and Liberalism, (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Marx and Philosophy Review of Books, 2015.Link to reviewDownload.

Media articles

Marx on the Silver ScreenJacobin, 2 March 2017

6 Tips for Graduate Political Theory StudentsJustice Everywhere, 24 October 2016

What can Republicanism offer the Left? OxPol: The Oxford University Politics Blog, 28 January 2016

Anarchists and Republicans: Bedfellows? Open Democracy, 5 April 2013

Conference Papers and Presentations

'On Marx's Early Republicanism.' Marx and Philosophy Society seminar, Institute of Philosophy - University of London, June 2016.

'From the Soldiers of the Republic to the Soldiers of Socialism: On Marx's Early Republicanism.' History of Political Ideas Early Career Seminar, Institute of Historical Research - University of London, December 2015.

'Citizen Marx'. London Summer School in Intellectual History, University College London and Queen Mary University of London, September 2015.

'Republican Marxism: On the Politics of Socialism'. VIII Colóquio Internacional Marx Engels, Universidade Estadual de CampinasUNICAMP, July 2015.

'Republican Marxism: On the Politics of Socialism'. Reclaiming Republicanism: Recovering the Tradition's Radical Heritage conference, University of Oxford, June 2015.

'Marx's Critique of the Republic'. MANCEPT workshop, University of Manchester, September 2014

'Raz, Authority and Political Anarchism'. Sciences Po Graduate Political Theory Conference, Scienco-Po Paris, June 2013.

'Raz, Authority and Political Anarchism'. Warwick Graduate Political Theory Conference, University of Warwick, February 2013.

'Global Justice and Coercion'. Global Democratic Governance Speaker Series, University of St. Gallen, December 2011.