Susan Buck-Morss

Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Chair Emerita in Government


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.

Research Focus

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