Sharon Krause

Professor and Chair
Political Science

Sharon Krause is Professor of Political Science. She is the author of Liberalism with Honor (Harvard University Press, 2002); Civil Passions: Moral Sentiment and Democratic Deliberation (Princeton University Press, 2008); and Freedom Beyond Sovereignty: Reconstructing Liberal Individualism (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming). She has also published numerous articles on topics in classical and contemporary liberalism ranging from Hume and Montesquieu to Simone de Beauvoir and contemporary theories of justice. Her book Civil Passions won the 2010 Spitz Prize for best book in liberal or democratic theory from the Conference for the Study of Political Thought and the 2009 Alexander George Book Award for best book in political psychology from the International Society of Political Psychology. 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.