Michelle Schwarze

Position title: Jack Miller Assistant Professor | Political Theory

Email: mschwarze@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-2032

222 North Hall

Affiliated with Center for European Studies


Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California-Davis, 2013

M.A. in Political Science, University of Californian-Davis, 2011

B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, University of Nevada, 2008

Research Interests:

Modern Political Thought (esp. 18th century), Liberalism, History of Political Economy, Economic Inequality, Scottish Enlightenment, Sentimentalism, Adam Smith


Michelle A. Schwarze is the Jack Miller Center Assistant Professor of Political Science. Her research centers on the passions and the history of political economy, especially in 18th century moral and political theory and the works of Adam Smith. She has just finished revising her first book, Recognizing Resentment, which argues that spectatorial resentment is central to justice and the recognition and protection of equal rights in a liberal society. Her work has been published in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, and American Political Thought. She currently serves on the executive committee of the International Adam Smith Society. 


PS 986 Political Theory Workshop Fall 2019-2020

PS 986 Political Theory Workshop Spring 2018-2019

PS 360 History of American Political Thought Spring 2018-2019

PS 160 Introduction to Political Theory Spring 2018-2019

PS 986 Political Theory Workshop Fall 2018-2019

PS 931 Seminar-Political Theory Adam Smith’s Political Thought Fall 2018-2019

PS 986 Political Theory Workshop Spring 2017-2018

PS 931 Economic Inequality in Modern Political Thought Spring 2017-2018

PS 160 Introduction to Political Theory Spring 2017-2018

PS 506 Economic Inequality in Political Theory Spring 2016-2017

PS 502 The Development of Modern Western Political Thought Spring 2016-2017

PS 900 Economic Inequality in Modern Political Thought Fall 2016-2017

PS 506 Is Inequality Good? Fall 2015-2016

PS 400 Legitimacy and American Democracy Fall 2015-2016