Sarah Song is Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Berkeley. She is a political theorist with a special interest in democratic theory and issues of citizenship, migration, culture, religion, gender, and race. She teaches courses in contemporary political and legal philosophy, the history of American political thought, and citizenship and immigration law.
Her first book, Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism (Cambridge University Press, 2007), analyzes theories of group rights for religious and cultural minorities and their intersection with women's rights through a range of case studies in American law and politics. The book was awarded the 2008 Ralph Bunche Award by the American Political Science Association.
More recently she has written articles on the question of boundaries in democratic theory, the rights of noncitizens in liberal democratic societies, and the normative foundations of the modern state's right to control immigration. She is completing a book entitled Immigration and the Limits of Democracy.