Sara Saba

PhD Student

sara [dot] anne [dot] saba [at] emory [dot] edu
Fifth Year PhD


M.A. Philosophy, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2015

B.A. Philosophy and Literature, (Summa Cum Laude), University of New Mexico, 2012

Current Research Interests

AOS: Philosophical Psychology,  Trauma Theory, Philosophy of Psychology/Psychiatry

AOC: Ethics, Bioethics (esp. relating to mental illness), Continental Phil.

Dissertation Title

“Breakdowns of Self and Relationality: A Philosophical Analysis of Living-With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant:

  • Ancient & Medieval Philosophy (Teaching Assistant for Dr. Susan Bredlau), Emory University, Fall 2016


  • Philosophy of Race and Film (Co-taught with Dr. George Yancy), Emory University, Spring 2017

Instructor of Record:

  • Contemporary Moral Issues, Emory University, Fall 2017
  • Introduction to Ethics, Emory University, Spring 2018
  • Introduction to Bioethics, Spring 2020

Conference Presentations:

  • “Ascending Bone and Descending Flesh: Georgia O’Keeffe and Francis Bacon on the Human Body and the Animal Spirit” Collegium Phaenomenologicum Participants Conference,  Città di Castello, Italy, (2017)


  • Climate and Culture Liaison, Emory Department of Philosophy, 2017
  • Conference Co-Organizer, Emory Philosophy Speaker Series, (2016-2017)
  • Secretary, Graduate Philosophy Society at Emory, (2016-2017)
  • Primary Conference Organizer, 8th Annual Stony Brook University Philosophy and the Arts Conference “Outsides” (2015)
  • Panel Respondent, 7th Annual Stony Brook University Philosophy and the Arts Conference “Facades” (2014)

Departmental Talks:

  • “Temporal Exile and the Body in a Crypt: Levinas and Kristeva on the Ethics of Loneliness” Presented at the Friday Philosophy Forum, Emory University, (2017)


  • Emory Graduate Diversity Fellowship, 2015-Present
  • Ronald E. McNair/Research Opportunity Scholar,  University of New Mexico, 2011-2012