Sarah Song joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2007. She is a political theorist with a special interest in issues of citizenship, migration, and inequality. Her teaching is primarily in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP) Program at Berkeley Law in the areas of political and legal philosophy, citizenship and immigration law, and feminist theory and jurisprudence. She also teaches First Amendment law in the JD curriculum.
Song is the author of Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism (Cambridge University Press, 2007), which won the 2008 Ralph Bunche Award from the American Political Science Association. The book explores the challenges of religious and cultural diversity by examining tensions between multiculturalism and women’s rights.
Her second book, Immigration and Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2018), explores the values and principles that shape and ought to shape public debate about immigration.
Born in South Korea, Song immigrated to the US at the age of six and attended K-12 public schools in Missouri, Illinois, and New Hampshire. She received a BA from Harvard College, MPhil from Oxford, and PhD from Yale. Prior to coming to Berkeley, she was Assistant Professor of Political Science and Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy and Women’s & Gender Studies at MIT. She has been awarded fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
From 2015 to 2020, Song served as director of Berkeley Law’s Kadish Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs, which together with the Political Science and Philosophy Departments sponsors the Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory.
B.A., Harvard University (1996)
M. Phil., Oxford University (1998)
Ph.D., Yale University (2003)
Sarah Song is teaching the following course in Fall 2021:
Courses During Other Semesters
|Semester||Course Num||Course Title||Teaching Evaluations||Spring 2022||220.9 sec. 001||First Amendment||Fall 2020||209 sec. 001||JSP Orientation Seminar||View Teaching Evaluation||Spring 2020||220.9 sec. 001||First Amendment||View Teaching Evaluation|