Hedwig Lieback

Hedwig Lieback

Research Interest


Hedwig Lieback is a Ph.D. student in Political Science focusing on political theory. Prior to coming to Columbia, she studied at UT Austin, Princeton University, and Leipzig University. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Leipzig University in American Studies and wrote her master’s thesis on W.E.B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction. Her research interests include the history of political thought, especially the early and ongoing debates between free market thinkers and their critics. She is also interested in the Frankfurt School and its offshoots, in non-hegemonic US-American political thought, and in the evolution of the concept of property and its applications since the 18th century. 

Ms. Lieback held a scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and received an undergraduate and a graduate grant for study abroad in the United States from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). 

Book chapters: 

Lieback, Hedwig. 2021. “World Revolution and Its Requirements: On the National Right to Self-Determination, Autonomy, and the Accumulation of Capital.” in Rosa Luxemburg: Leben und Wirken, vol. 1, eds. Frank Jacob, Albert Scharenberg, Jörn Schütrumpf, Büchner Verlag: Berlin.