Dr Lili Schwoerer

Teaching Fellow in Sociology

School of Law and Social Sciences

Lili Schwoerer


I joined Oxford Brookes as a Teaching Fellow in 2022, after finishing my PhD in Sociology at LSE. While completing my PhD, I also worked as a participatory research coordinator at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, and an assistant editor of the LSE Higher Education Blog. My research is anchored in intersectional feminist, anti-colonial and critical political economy approaches. At Brookes, I teach courses across sociology.

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

SOCI4001 Social Differences and Divisions (Module Lead)
SOCI4004 Contemporary Societies - Structure and Change (Module Lead)
SOCI5006 Gender and Society (Module Lead)
SOCI6003 Gendering Intimate Relationships (Module Lead)
SOCI6009 The Sociology of Health and Illness (Module Lead)


My research is interested the relationship between political economy, institutions, and knowledge. To explore this relationship, I draw on feminist and anticolonial theory and epistemology, Marxist political economy and theories of racial capitalism, and on the sociologies of knowledge and education. My PhD, which I completed in 2022, explored how feminist and gender knowledge production is shaped by the marketisation and internationalisation of Higher Education in England. I also have a keen interest in critical pedagogy and qualitative research methodologies, especially creative and participatory approaches. Here at Brookes, I lead the GPES Research Group on ‘Cultures, Identities and Divisions’.

Centres and institutes