Bronner, Stephen

Professor Stephen Eric Bronner is a noted political theorist and Board of Governors Professor of Political Science and Professor of Global Affairs at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where he is also a graduate faculty member of the departments of Comparative Literature and German Studies. Currently, he is Director of Global Relations at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University, and is a member of Executive Committee of the UNESCO Chair for Genocide Prevention. Professor Bronner is the Executive Chair of US Academics for Peace and an advisor to Conscience International. His activities in civic diplomacy led him to visit Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Sudan, and Darfur. Many of his experiences are discussed in works dealing with internal relations like Blood in the Sand (2005) and Peace out of Reach (2007). Professor Bronner was the recipient of the MEPeace Award by the Network for Middle Eastern Politics in 2011. Along with various teaching awards, Bronner received the Michael A. Harrington Prize for Moments of Decision (1991) and Honorable Mention for the David Easton Prize, which honored the best work of political theory of the last five years, for Reclaiming the Enlightenment (2005). A prolific writer, Professor Bronner has published over 25 books and 200 journal articles. His work has been translated in more than a dozen languages. He received the Charles McCoy Lifetime Achievement Prize from the American Political Science Association in 2005.

Cirriculum Vitae and List of Publications

Books (since 2011)

  • Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction [Second Revised Edition] (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Articles (since 2011)·

Faculty Type: 
Board of Governors Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of California: Berkeley; M.A., University of California: Berkeley; B.A., City College of New York
(732) 932-9283 Ext. 9327
Office Location: 
Hickman Hall, Room 305
Areas of Specialization: 
Political philosophy; critical theory; human rights

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