Sara J. Bernstein


I am Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

Previously, I taught at Duke University.

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

In the 2022-2023 academic year, I will hold a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue my work on the metaphysics of intersectionality. For more on my work in this area, click here.

My work has also been funded by the Philip L. Quinn Fellowship at the National Humanities Center, the Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Professorship at the University of Notre Dame, and the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professorship at Duke University.

I have been an invited visitor at Arché at the University of St. Andrews, the Center for Philosophy of Time at the University of Milan, and the Australian National University.

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