Sarah Song

  • Professor of Law
    Associate Professor of Political Science
    Faculty Director, Kadish Center for Morality, Law and Public Affairs
  • Tel: 510-643-5637 | Fax: 510-643-2673
  • 422 Boalt Hall (North Addition), Berkeley, CA 94720 MC:7200
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Sarah Song

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, and feminist theory.

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 sheds new light on the challenges of religious and cultural diversity by examining tensions between multiculturalism and women’s rights.

Her second book, Immigration and Democracy, will be published by Oxford University Press in November 2018. Using the tools of political theory and law, the book 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. Prior to coming to Berkeley, she was Assistant Professor of Political Science and Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy and Women’s & Gender Studies at M.I.T. 

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)