Jade Schiff

  • Assistant Professor of Politics

Areas of Study


  • BA, University of Toronto, 2002
  • MA, University of Chicago, 2004
  • PhD, University of Chicago, 2010


Jade Schiff, assistant professor of politics, received a BA at the University of Toronto, and an MA and PhD at the University of Chicago. 

Schiff works at the intersections of political theory, international relations, phenomenology and literary criticism. Schiff’s primary research area is contemporary political theory, and emphasizes issues of suffering, political responsibility and redemption in local and global contexts.

Spring 2024

Political Theory Live: Thinking in Practice — POLT 134
The Social Contract & Its Critics — POLT 258

Fall 2024

Why Oberlin? The Value(s) of a Liberal Arts Education — FYSP 196
Justice, Virtue, and the Good Life — POLT 231
Education for Politics: Discipline, Resistance and Virtue — POLT 333