Susan Buck-Morss

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Susan Buck-Morss
EducationVassar College (BA Cum Laude), Yale University (MA), Georgetown University (Ph.D. with distinction)
Era20th-/21st-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolFrankfurt School
Main interests
Universal history

Susan Buck-Morss is an American philosopher and intellectual historian. She is currently Professor of Political Science at the CUNY Graduate Center,[1] and professor emeritus in the Government Department at Cornell University, where she taught from 1978 to 2012.[2] Her interdisciplinary work involves but is not limited to the fields of Art History, Architecture, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, German studies, History, Philosophy, and Visual Studies.[3] She has won a Getty Scholar Grant,[4] a Fulbright Award,[5] and a Guggenheim Fellowship[6] for her work.


  • The Origin of Negative Dialectics: Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and the Frankfurt Institute (1977)[7]
  • The Dialectics of Seeing. Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project (1989)[8]
  • Dreamworld and Catastrophe. The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West (2002)[9]
  • Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left (2003) [Updated Edition, (2006)][10]
  • Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History (2009) [11]


  1. ^ "Susan Buck-Morss". The Graduate Center: City University of New York. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  2. ^ "Susan Buck-Morss". 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2015-10-07.
  3. ^ Buck-Morss, Susan. "Susan Buck-Morss". Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  4. ^ "J. Paul Getty Trust 2007 Report" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  5. ^ "Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies receives prestigious Canada-US Fulbright award – Daily News". Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  6. ^ "Fellows: Susan Buck-Morss". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  7. ^ Buck-Morss, Susan (1977). The origin of negative dialectics: Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin and the Frankfurt Institute. Harvester Press. ISBN 9780855279608.
  8. ^ "The Dialectics of Seeing". MIT Press. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  9. ^ "Dreamworld and Catastrophe". MIT Press. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  10. ^ Buck-Morss, Susan (2003). Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left. Verso. ISBN 9781859845851.
  11. ^ "From Hegel and Haiti to Universal History: A presentation by Susan Buck-Morss, February 26, 2009 | Institute for Advanced Study". University of Pittsburgh Press. Archived from the original on 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2018-03-08.

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