William R. Kenan, Jr. University Professor of Political Science


Sharon Krause is the William R. Kenan, Jr. University Professor of Political Science. She is the author of Eco-Emancipation: An Earthly Politics of Freedom (Princeton University Press, 2023), Freedom Beyond Sovereignty (University of Chicago Press, 2015), Civil Passions: Moral Sentiment and Democratic Deliberation (Princeton University Press, 2008), and Liberalism with Honor (Harvard University Press, 2002), as well as co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Montesquieu (Cambridge, 2023) and The Arts of Rule (Lexington, 2009). She has also published numerous articles on topics in classical and contemporary liberalism and democratic theory drawing on figures ranging from Hume and Montesquieu to Simone de Beauvoir, Hannah Arendt, and Frederick Douglass, among others, with emphasis on the politics of justice, freedom, and social inequality - and, most recently, ecological sustainability. Her work has appeared in such journals as Political Theory, The Review of Politics, Politics and Gender, Contemporary Political Theory, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Polity, and History of Political Thought. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in political theory from Harvard University.

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