Werner Bonefeld studied at the University of Marburg, the Free University of Berlin and the University of Edinburgh where he received his doctorate. Before coming to York he taught at the Universities of Frankfurt and Edinburgh. His work contributed to the development of the internationally recognized Open Marxism school. Werner Bonefeld is a member of the Conference of Socialist Economists, and with Hugo Radice, Greig Charnock and Stuart Shields, he organises the Trans-Pennine Working Groups on Critical Theory and Political Economy. He is a keen gardener, cycles to work, and listens to Captain Beefheart and So-Called.
He is a member of the Critical Theories of Antisemitism network (http://criticaltheoriesofantisemitism.net/) and an associated researcher of the research network ‘Right, History and Memory’ (http://direitashistoria.net/).
He serves on the Advisory Board of The Cooperative Institute of Transnational Studies.
His bibliography was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in the World (Marquis), starting in 2010.
Recent book publications include Critical Theory and the Critique of Political Economy and The Strong State and the Free Economy.