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Name  Susan Mendus
Role  Political philosopher
Education  Aberystwyth University

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Susan Lesley "Sue" Mendus, CBE, FBA, FLSW (born 25 August 1951) is a Welsh academic specialising in political philosophy. She is currently Professor Emerita of Political Philosophy at the University of York. She was Vice-President (Social Sciences) of the British Academy between 2008 and 2012.


Early life and education

Mendus was born on 25 August 1951 in Swansea, Wales to John and Beryl Coker. She grew up in Waun Wen, Swansea. She was educated at Waun Wen Primary School and Mynydd Bach School.

Mendus studied classics and philosophy at Aberystwyth University. She graduated in 1973 with First Class Honours. After Aberystwyth she continued to the University of Oxford where she completed a B.Phil. in 1975.

Academic career

In 1975, Mendus was appointed a lecturer in philosophy at the University of York. In 1986, she transferred to the Politics Department. In 1995, she was awarded the title of Professor of Political Philosophy. Between 1995 and 2000, she was Director of the Morrell Studies in Toleration Programme at the University of York.

She is a member of Editorial Boards of the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Philosophy of Education, and the Journal of Applied Philosophy.

She was called as an expert witness to the Leveson Inquiry.

Personal life

In 1977, the then Susan Coker married Andrew Mendus.


Mendus was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) in 2004. She is a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (FLSW), which was launched in 2010. She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Swansea Metropolitan University in July 2012. In the 2013 New Year Honours, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) 'For services to Political Science'.


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