- history of Late Modern and Early Romantic philosophy
- feminist aesthetic theory
- Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1984
Kneller's areas of specialization are Kant, the History of Late Modern and Early Romantic philosophy, aesthetics, and feminist aesthetic theory. She has published in all these areas, and is currently working on applying a Kantian account of reflective aesthetic judgment to socio-cultural judgments. Major publications include: Kant and the Power of Imagination (Cambridge University Press), Novalis: Fichte Studies (Cambridge University Press), Autonomy and Community: Readings in Contemporary Kantian Social Philosophy co-edited with Sidney Axinn (SUNY Press). She is past Vice President of the North American Kant Society, and current member of the advisory board for NAKS, as well a member of the editorial board of the Kantian Review. She has served as Chair of the Women s Studies Executive Board at Colorado State University and as a member of the American Philosophical Association Committee on the Status of Women.