Associate Professor, Philosophy
Sara Protasi’s research is in moral psychology and ethics broadly construed. She is particularly interested in the emotions, their anatomy and role in ethics, and also has research interests in the history of philosophy and aesthetics. She received a B.A. in Philosophy from Università di Roma La Sapienza, a PhD in Philosophy from Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, and a PhD in Philosophy, from Yale University. She has been a visiting scholar at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Chicago, Nanyang Technological University, and University of Leeds. She is one of the founders of the first chapter of "Minorities and Philosophy" (MAP). Her publications include: “Varieties of Envy”, forthcoming in Philosophical Psychology; Review of “The Variety of Values: Essays on Morality, Meaning, and Love”, by S. Wolf, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2015; “Loving People For Who They Are (Even When They Don’t Love You Back)”, forthcoming in European Journal of Philosophy; and “The Fictional Character of Pornography” (co-authored with S. Liao), in Hans Maes (ed.), Pornographic Art and the Aesthetics of Pornography, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, pp. 100-118.