"Susan Neiman, born in March 27, 1955, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States is an American philosopher, cultural specialist, historian, and author.Susan Neiman was an assistant and an associate professor at Yale University, New Haven, from 1989 till 1996, then five years at Tel Aviv University. Her professional domain includes morality, history of philosophy, political philosophy, and philosophy of religion. In 2000 she became the Director of Einstein Forum in Potsdam.
In 1992 she published a memoir about her life as a Jewish in Berlin titled Slow Fire: Jewish Notes from Berlin. Her other books include The Unity of Reason: Rereading Kant (1994), Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy (2002), Fremde sehen anders. Zur Lage der Bundesrepublik (2005), Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grownup Idealists (2008), Why Grow Up? (2014), Learning from the Germans (2019) and Heroes ReViewed (2021).
Neiman is among a handful of prominent female philosophers in a field overwhelmingly dominated by men and was the only woman invited to write for Penguin's Philosophy in Transit series of books. In 2018 she was elected to the American Philosophical Society.
Susan Neiman's books are translated into ten languages. She received Lucius D. Clay Medaille, International Spinoza Prize, Ribicoff Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities from Yale University in 1991, Carrier Dissertation Prize in 1987 and Bowen Prize in 1980 from Harvard University."