PO Box 400780, Department of Philosophy
Sahar Akhtar began teaching in the Bioethics Program and the Philosophy Department at UVA in 2008. Prior to that she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Political Theory Project at Brown University. She received a PhD in economics at George Mason and a PhD in philosophy from Duke.
Her research interests are mainly in political philosophy, especially global political philosophy, and bioethics. At UVA, she regularly teaches the courses "Genes, Justice, and Nature" and "Animals and Ethics". Her publications in the field of bioethics include “Animal Welfare and Animal Pain”, recently published in The Oxford Handbook on Ethics and Animals.