Political Science

Sharon Krause

William R. Kenan, Jr. University Professor of Political Science
Rm. 302/Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs - 111 Thayer Street
Areas of Expertise Political Theory
Office Hours Wednesdays 12:30pm-2:30pm


Sharon Krause is the William R. Kenan, Jr. University Professor of Political Science. She is the author of 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). Her latest book, Eco-Emancipation: An Earthly Politics of Freedom, is forthcoming from Princeton University Press (2023). The book explores the relationship between the human domination of nature and the political, economic, and social domination of human beings in various forms, and it identifies resources for more emancipatory types of human and more-than-human political community. 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. 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, among other venues. 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.