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Susan Buck-Morss

Professor of Political Philosophy and Social Theory at Cornell University.

Professor of Political Philosophy and Social Theory at Cornell University (USA) where she is also associated with the departments of Germanic Studies and History of Art, she has particularly focused, in her extensive academic career, on the German tradition of critical philosophy, especially the Frankfurt School. In this sphere she has written works of reference, for example her studies on Theodor W. Adorno and Walter Benjamin. She is presently researching in the field of religion, with special interest in Islam, theories of sovereignty, legitimacy and faith. Notable among her recent books are Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West (The MIT Press, 2002), which was published in Spanish as Mundo soñado y catàstrofe: la desaparición de la utopía de masas en el Este y el Oeste (Antonio Machado, 2004); Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009), published in Spanish as Hegel y Haití. La dialéctica amo-esclavo: una interpretación revolucionaria (Norma, 2005); and Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left (Verso, 2006), published in Spanish as Pensar tras el terror: el islamismo y la teoría crítica entre la izquierda (Antonio Machado, 2010).


Has participated in

The Democratic Imaginary in the Era of Globalization

XXIII Conference of the Academy of Latinity