Professor (Marquette University)
Melissa Shew (PhD, University of Oregon) teaches philosophy at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is a co-author of Philosophy for Girls: An Invitation to the Life of Thought, forthcoming from Oxford University Press (2020). The book takes as its audience girls and young women ages 16-20 and is intended to be used in a wide variety of university and high school classes as well as by young people individually. Her areas of expertise lie in the history of philosophy (especially ancient Greek), Continental philosophy, philosophy of education, and philosophy of the arts. Her teaching is informed by Socratic, feminist, critical, and Ignatian pedagogies; in fact, her next longer research project brings those four pedagogies together to offer a philosophy of education at the crossroads of them. Beyond academia, she very much enjoys spending time on Lake Michigan in the summer with her spouse and two little boys.