Sara J. Bernstein


I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Duke University.

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 April through July 2015, I'll be a visitor at Arché at University of St. Andrews.

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

I was the 2013-2014 Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

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, at which I am still a frequent visitor. I did my undergraduate work at the University of Chicago.

Email:  sara dot bernstein at duke dot edu