Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

The McCourtney Institute for Democracy

Sarah Carey

Sarah Carey

Center for Democratic Deliberation Dissertation Fellow


B.A., Philosophy, University of Oregon, 2016
M.A., Philosophy, Penn State, 2021


Sarah Carey is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy. Previously, she earned her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Oregon and her M.A. in Philosophy from Penn State. Her research areas include ethics, feminist philosophy, 20th-century French philosophy, and decolonial philosophy. Her dissertation brings together the fields of decolonial feminism and deconstruction to investigate the coloniality of language and resistant, decolonial linguistic practices. Attending to the communicative barriers which can arise when people committed to justice attempt to work together across deep social divisions, her project argues for the potential of complex communication to help bridge differences and build liberatory coalitions.