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Susan Buck-Morss

Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Chair Emerita in Government

White Hall, Room 102A
sbm5@cornell.edu

Educational Background

  • B.A., Vassar College, cum laude
  • M.A., Yale University
  • Ph.D. in European Intellectual History, Georgetown University, with distinction

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Overview

Susan Buck-Morss is Professor of Political Philosophy and Social Theory in the Department of Government, and a member of the graduate fields of German Studies and History of Art . Her training is in Continental Theory, specifically, German Critical Philosophy and the Frankfurt School. She is currently researching and lecturing on politics and religion, theories of sovereignty, legitimacy and faith, and economies of political vision.

Graduate Fields

  • Germanic Studies
  • Government
  • History of Art

Research

  • Visual culture and social thoery
  • Critical theory and continental theory (including Russia)
  • Political economy and the politics of identity

Courses