Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Amy Shuffelton, PhD

Title/s:  Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 355

Phone: 773-508-2726

Email: ashuffe@luc.edu


Amy Shuffelton is a Professor in the Philosophy Department.  She began her career at Loyola in the School of Education in 2012.  Previously, she was Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater (2007-2012).  She earned her PhD in Educational Policy Studies, with a focus in Philosophy of Education, at the University of Wisconsin in 2006.  She also holds an MA from that department (2001) and an AB from Harvard (1992). 

 Her primary areas of research are democracy and democratic education, feminism, and parental engagement in schools.  She is particularly interested in how family and schooling are understood in relation to one another in the modern era.  Her publications include several pieces about Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Emile as well as later responses and reconfigurations of family and education written by women, including Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley.  Whether or not her work is explicitly about John Dewey, she takes a Deweyan, Pragmatist approach to engaging philosophical texts with social inquiry.

 Amy Shuffelton is currently Editor-in-Chief of Studies in Philosophy and Education. She is Executive Director of the Philosophy of Education Society.  She is co-editor of a new series from Bloomsbury Press, Philosophy of Education in Practice. She is currently writing a book called Collaboration, forthcoming from Bloomsbury.


University of Wisconsin Madison, PhD (2006)

University of Wisconsin Madison MA (2001)

Harvard College AB (1992)

Program Areas

Cultural and Educational Policy Studies

Professional & Community Affiliations

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Philosophical Studies SIG President 2013-15AERA

Philosophical Studies SIG Program Chair 2011-13

Philosophy of Education Society Committee on the Status of Women Chair, 2011-2014

Selected Publications

Shuffelton, Amy and Kurt Stemhagen, “Democracy in Crisis and Education: Educating for Citizenship in the Age of Populism.” Educational Theory, 70:6 

Derek Gottlieb and Amy Shuffelton, “Liberal Attachments: Cultivating Civic Identifications.” Educational Theory, 70:6 

Shuffelton, Amy, “Opting Out and Opting In: Test Boycott and Parental Engagement in American Public Education.” Educational Theory,  70:3 June 2020 

Shuffelton, Amy, “Politics vs Knowledge: Risk, Responsibility and Parenthood in Chicago.” Comparative Education 56:3, 2020. 

Shuffelton, Amy, “The Monstrosity of Parental Involvement: Formation through reading in Shelley and Rousseau.” Philosophy of Education 2018.  

Shuffelton, Amy, “Collaboration: The Politics of Working Together.”  Educational Theory, 68 no. 2 (April 2018): 147-160. 

Shuffelton, Amy,  “Rousseau, The Mechanized Clock, and Children’s Time.” Journal of Philosophy of Education 51 no 4 (November 2017): 837-849.  

Shuffelton, Amy, “Parental Involvement and Public Schools: Disappearing Mothers in Labor and Politics.” Studies in Philosophy And Education, (January 2017): 21-32.  

Shuffelton, Amy, “Consider Your Man Card Reissued: Masculine Honor and Gun Violence.” Educational Theory 65 no 4 (August 2015): 387-403.