Susanne Soederberg

Susanne Soederberg

Professor | Cross-Appointed


D.Phil (Political Economy), Universität Frankfurt

Global Development Studies, Political Studies & Sociology

Professor | Cross-Appointed

613-533-6000, ext. 79391

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, A406

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Research Interests

  • Global Political Economy
  • Global Development
  • Global Finance
  • Geopolitics of Debt
  • Corporate Power
  • Political Economy of Housing

Brief Biography

Susanne Soederberg is a Professor, who is jointly appointed to the Department of Political Studies and Department of Global Development Studies. Dr. Soederberg earned her doctorate from Johann-Wolfgang Goethe Frankfurt University in Germany.  Prior to her appointment at Queen’s in 2004, Professor Soederberg held a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. 

Dr. Soederberg has been awarded the prestigious Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Professorship in Studies of Contemporary Society (2015-2016) at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies where she is undertaking research on the linkages between low-income housing, finance and social reproduction in Berlin and Dublin.

Selected Publications

Single-Authored Books

The Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry:  Money, Discipline and the Surplus Population. London: Routledge/RIPE Series in Global Political Economy, 2014.

*Winner of the 2015 International Political Economy Group (IPEG) of the British International Studies Association Book Prize.

Corporate Power and Ownership in Contemporary Capitalism: The Politics of Resistance and Domination. London:  Routledge/ RIPE Series in Global Political Economy, 2010.

*Winner of the Rik Davidson/Studies in Political Economy 2011 Book Prize.

*Short-listed for the IPEG BISA 2011 Book Prize.

Global Governance in Question: Empire, Class, and the New Common Sense in Managing North-South Relations.  London:  Pluto Books and Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006.

The Politics of the New International Financial Architecture: Reimposing Neoliberal Domination in the Global South.  London:  Zed Books / New York:  Palgrave, 2004.

Editor of Special Issues in Scholarly Journals

‘The Politics of Debt and Discipline: Law, Money, and the State, ' with Adrienne Roberts Critical Sociology, Vol. 40 (5), 2014

'Repoliticizing Debt', with Gavin Fridell Third World Quarterly, Vol. 34(4), 2013.

‘Governing the New International Financial Architecture,’ Global Governance, Vol. 7(4), 2001.

Scholarly Journal Articles

‘Subprime Housing goes South: Constructing Securitized Mortgages for the Poor in Mexico,’ Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, Vol. 47(2), 2015, pp. 481-499.

‘'The US Debtfare State and the Credit Card Industry: Forging Spaces of Dispossession,’ Antipode: Radical Journal of Geography, Vol. 45(2), 2013, pp. 493-512. 

The Mexican Debtfare State: Micro-Lending, Dispossession, and the Surplus Population,’ Special Issue: ‘The Rebound of the Capitalist State: The re-articulation of state-capital relations in the global crisis,’ Globalizations, Vol. 9 (4), 2012, pp. 561-575. 

‘Cannibalistic Capitalism:  The Paradoxes of Neoliberal Pension Securitization,’ Leo Panitch, Greg Albo, Vivek Chibber (eds) Socialist Register 2011: The Crisis this Time, London: Merlin Press, 2010, pp. 224-241.

‘The Marketization of Social Justice:  The Case of the Sudan Divestment Campaign,’ New Political Economy, Vol. 14 (4), 2009, pp. 211-230.

Deconstructing the Official Treatment for “Enronitis”:  The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Neoliberal Governance of Corporate America.’ Critical Sociology, Vol. 34 (5), 2008, pp. 657-680.

‘The Transnational Debt Architecture and Emerging Markets:  Politics of Paradoxes and Punishment,’ Third World Quarterly, Vol. 26 (6), 2005, pp. 927-950.

‘A Historical Materialist Account of the Chilean Capital Control: Prototype Policy for Whom?’ Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 9 (3), 2002, pp. 490-512.