Sarah Song

  • Faculty Director, Kadish Center for Morality, Law and Public Affairs
    Professor of Law and Political Science
  • Tel: 510-643-5637 | Fax: 510-643-2673
  • 422 Law Building (North Addition), Berkeley, CA 94720 MC:7200
  • Faculty Support Contact: Catharine Schultz

Sarah Song joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2007. She is a political theorist with a special interest in issues of democracy, citizenship, immigration, and inequality. She teaches courses in political and legal philosophy, citizenship and immigration law, feminist theory and jurisprudence, and First Amendment law.

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.

Song has been awarded fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

She currently serves as director of the Kadish Center for Morality, Law, & Public Affairs, which together with the Political Science and Philosophy Departments sponsors the weekly Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory.


B.A., Harvard University (1996)
M. Phil., Oxford University (1998)
Ph.D., Yale University (2003)

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