Shahrzad Sabet

IPK Fellow

Shahrzad Sabet’s research and training span political science, political philosophy,
economics, and psychology. Her current book project addresses the conceptual and
philosophical tensions around social identity, and the surging identity politics to which
they give rise. Drawing on empirical research in psychology, she makes the case for a
reconceptualized cosmopolitanism that serves to fundamentally protect and liberate
our “bounded” social identities from their otherwise inherent instabilities,
contradictions, and susceptibilities to conflict. Her research in political economy
explores how identity-based factors shape the way people think about economic
globalization. She has held positions at Princeton University, the University of Maryland,
and Harvard University, where she received her PhD from the Department of
Government and was an associate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Her
work has been featured in outlets such as the Washington Post and the New York Times.

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