Professor Susan K. Sell reflects on a scholarly career at the forefront of shining a light on the use and misuse of global private power.
Her research has applied this lens to powerful effect, particularly in the area of global health. Although critical IPE is experiencing a resurgence of interest, that was not always the case. In a wide-ranging conversation, Susan reflects on being an often lone critical voice during the triumphalist 1990s liberal moment, navigating a discipline which, until recently, was overwhelmingly male, as well as the potential for COVID-19 to serve as a “horrendous opportunity”, and what the future of global private power might look like.
Susan can be found on the ANU website.
Selection of publications:
- What COVID-19 Reveals About Twenty-first Century Capitalism: Adversity and Opportunity, 2020
- Health under capitalism: a global political economy of structural pathogenesis, 2019 (with Owain D. Williams)
- Who Governs The Globe? 2010 (with Deborah Avant and Martha Finnemore)
- TRIPS was never enough: vertical forum shifting, FTAs, ACTA, and TPP, 2011
- Private Power, Public Law: The Globalization of Intellectual Property Rights, 2003