Sara J. Bernstein


I am Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

Previously, I was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Duke University.

I work mainly on the metaphysics of causation, and on related topics in ethics and the law. I also have interests in the metaphysics of time and time travel.

I have held the Philip L. Quinn Fellowship at the National Humanities Center, the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professorship, been a visitor at Arché at the University of St. Andrews, and am a frequent visitor at the Australian National University.

I am an associate editor of Analysis.

I serve in the American Philosophical Association in various capacities: presently as member of the Lectures, Publications, and Research committee (2016-2018), and previously as at-large member of the Board of Officers (2014-2016). I welcome ideas about how to improve the APA and the profession.

I received my Ph.D in 2010 from the University of Arizona.

My graduate career had other temporal parts located at UNC-Chapel Hill, MIT and Australian National University. I did my undergraduate work at the University of Chicago.

Email:  sbernste at nd dot edu