Department of Political Science
2115 G St. NW, Monroe Hall 440
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6290
Fax: (202) 994-1974

Susan Sell

Susan K. Sell

Title — Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Office — Monroe 417

Phone — (202) 994-4896; Fax: (202) 994-5477

E-mail —

Areas of Expertise —

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
PhD Political Science, University of California Berkeley, 1989


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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).