Sara J. Bernstein


I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. Starting Fall 2016, I will be an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

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

In academic year 2015-2016, I am Philip L. Quinn Fellow at the National Humanities Center, working on my book project What Might Have Been: Causation and Possibility.

I have held 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 also an at-large member of the Board of Officers of the American Philosophical Association, and 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:  sara dot bernstein at duke dot edu