Professor, Department Chairperson
Susan Shell is the author of Kant and the Limits of Autonomy (Harvard University Press, 2009), The Embodiment of Reason: Kant on Spirit, Generation and Community (University of Chicago Press, (1996), The Rights of Reason: A Study of Kant's Philosophy and Politics (University of Toronto Press, 1980). She is also the co-editor (with Robert Faulkner) of America at Risk: Threats to Liberal Self-Government in an Age of Uncertainty (University of Michigan Press, 2009). She has also written on Rousseau, German Idealism, and selected areas of public policy. She has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard University, and received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Humanities, The American Council of Learned Societies, The Bradley Foundation, the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst and the Radcliffe Institute. She is currently Chair of the Department of Political Science.
The Strauss-Krüger Correspondence: Translation with Introduction and Critical Essays, ed. Susan Meld Shell (New York and London: Palgrave-MacMillan, forthcoming).
Kant's Observations and Remarks: A Critical Guide, co-edited with Richard Velkley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Kant and the Limits of Autonomy (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009), 430 pp.
America at Risk: Challenges to Liberal Self-Government in an Age of Uncertainty, co-edited with Robert Faulkner (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2009), 273 pp.