Shahrzad Sabet is Co-Director of the Center on Modernity in Transition. Her research and training span political science, philosophy, economics, and psychology. Her current book project explores how a reimagined universalism can fundamentally resolve the social and philosophical tensions around collective identity, and the surging identity politics to which they give rise. 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 New York Times and The Washington Post.