Sara Saba

PhD Student

sara [dot] anne [dot] saba [at] emory [dot] edu
Fourth 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

Ethics and Embodiment (esp. concerning trauma, flesh, and violence against the body)

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

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)


  • 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