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Sarah Song (professor)

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Nationality  Korean-American
Name  Sarah Song

Role  Professor
Alma mater  Yale University
Sarah Song (professor)
Institutions  University of California, Berkeley
Thesis  Religious liberty and state neutrality: accommodating the free exercise of religion (1998)
Institution  University of California, Berkeley
Books  Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism

Sarah Song is professor of law and political science at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a political and legal theorist with a special interest in democratic theory and issues of citizenship, immigration, multiculturalism, gender, and race.


Sarah Song (professor) Sarah Song Berkeley Law


Born in Seoul, South Korea, Song immigrated to the United States at the age of six. She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and Belleville, Illinois, before moving to New Hampshire, where she attended Pinkerton Academy. She received her B.A. from Harvard University in 1996, an M.Phil from Oxford University in 1998, and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 2003.

Career and writing

Song is the first Korean American woman to receive tenure at Berkeley Law School and in the Berkeley Political Science Department. She is a popular teacher of a large undergraduate lecture course on justice at Berkeley. She has been awarded fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. She is the author of Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism, which was awarded the 2008 Ralph Bunche Award by the American Political Science Association for the "best scholarly work in political science that explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism." Prior to moving to Berkeley, she was an assistant professor of Political Science and affiliated faculty in Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She is currently Director of the Kadish Center for Morality, Law, & Public Affairs at UC Berkeley. The Kadish Center, founded by the American criminal law scholar and theorist Sanford Kadish, sponsors a weekly Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory. Co-hosted by Joshua Cohen, the workshop provides an opportunity for Berkeley students and faculty to discuss work-in-progress with leading philosophers, political theorists, and legal scholars working on normative questions.


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