Sahar Akhtar is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia, where she teaches courses in political philosophy, bioethics, and ethics and economics.
Her main research interests are in political philosophy, especially on the topics of migration, membership, and identity. She also does some work on ethical issues concerning animal welfare and in areas of philosophy that intersect with economics.
Prior to joining UVA, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Political Theory Project at Brown University while completing a PhD in philosophy from Duke University. Before that, she received a PhD in economics from George Mason University.