Susan K. Sell

Susan K. Sell

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Monroe 417
Phone: 202-994-4896
Fax: 202-994-5477


International political economy, the politics of intellectual property, development, international relations theory.


B.A. Political Science, Colorado College

M.A. Political Science, University of California Santa Barbara

Ph.D. Political Science, University of California Berkeley, 1989



Who Governs the Globe? co-edited with Deborah Avant and Martha Finnemore, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010); Intellectual Property Rights: a Critical History (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Press, 2005); Private Power, Public Law: the Globalization of Intellectual Property Rights (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press); "The Rise and Rule of a Trade-Based Strategy: Historical Institutionalism and the International Regulation of Intellectual Property" Review of International Political Economy (forthcoming); "Corporations, Seeds, and Intellectual Property Rights Governance" in Clapp and Fuchs eds. Power and Private Interests in Global Agro-Food Governance (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2009): 187-223; "Business and Democracy? Pharmaceutical Firms, Intellectual Property and Developing Countries" in Porter and Ronit eds., The Challenges of Global Business Authority: Democratic Renewal, Stalemate or Decay? (State University of New York Press, 2010).