Sarah Song's fields of interest include moral, political, and legal philosophy and the history of American political thought. She specializes in contemporary liberal and democratic theory in relation to issues of citizenship, nationalism, multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism, and migration. Her book, "Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism" (Cambridge, 2007), considers the relationship between liberal values and legal and informal accommodations for religious and cultural minorities, and explores the tensions between such accommodations and the pursuit of gender equality. The book was awarded the 2008 Ralph Bunche Award by the American Political Science Association. Her current work explores issues of sovereignty, migration, and the rights of noncitizens in liberal democratic states. Professor Song is a graduate of K-12 public schools and Harvard College, where she majored in Social Studies. She received an M.Phil in Political Theory from Oxford and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. From 2003 to 2007, she taught in the Political Science Department at M.I.T. She holds a joint appointment with the U.C. Berkeley Political Science Department.
B.A., Harvard University (1996)
M. Phil., Oxford University (1998)
Ph.D., Yale University (2003)