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Sarah Carey

Professional Bio

Sarah Carey is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Philosophy at The Pennsylvania State University. She earned a B.A. in Philosophy with minors in Comparative Literature and French from the University of Oregon in 2016, and an M.A. in Philosophy from Penn State in 2021. Her dissertation aims to develop a theoretical-practical account of coalitional communication across differences by putting into conversation María Lugones’s decolonial feminism and Jacques Derrida’s deconstruction. She is serving as President of the Philosophy Graduate Student Organization during the 2021-2022 academic year. 


Research Areas 

20th-century French Philosophy

Feminist Philosophy, esp. Decolonial Feminism


Social and Political Philosophy 



Courses Taught 

Philosophy and Literature

How to Live

The Big Questions


Gender Matters

Feminist Philosophy

Sarah Carey