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.
The Strauss-Krüger Correspondence: Translation with Introduction and Critical Essays, ed. Susan Meld Shell (New York and London: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2018).
“Taking Men as They Are and Laws as They Can Be”: Rousseau and Hobbes on Legitimacy and the State of Nature,” in Rousseau’s Mind, ed. Eve Grace and Christopher Kelly (London: Routledge, 2019).
“Anticipations of Autonomy,” Kant and the Emergence of Autonomy, ed. Oliver Sensen and Stefano Bacin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018)
“Kant and Civic Dignity in the Age of Trump,” in Philosophy in the Age of Donald Trump, ed. Mark Sable (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
“Rousseau,” in Cambridge History of Moral Philosophy, ed. Sacha Golob and Jens Timmermann (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).
“Rousseau’s Kantian Legacy” (with Richard Velkley), in Thinking with Rousseau: from Machiavelli to Schmitt, ed. Helena Rosenblatt and Paul Schweigert (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).
Introduction, Leo Strauss’s Kant Seminars (1958, 1964), Leo Strauss Archive (online), University of Chicago, 2017.
“Kant on Citizenship, Community, and Redistribution,” Kant and Social Policies, ed. Andrea Faggion, et. al (New York/London: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2016).
“Kant’s Lectures on Pedagogy,” in Reading Kant’s Lectures, ed. Robert Clewis (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015).
“‘More [than] Human’: Kant on Liberal Education and the Public Use of Reason,” in In Search of Humanity: Essays in Honor of Cifford Orwin, ed. Andrea Radasanu (Boston: Lexington Books, 2015).
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.