Sara Jane Berger

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Sara Jane Berger
MA Harvard University
Graduation 2018

Sara Berger is a third year Ph.D. student with a strong interest in aesthetic philosophy in cross-cultural contexts. Her current work focuses on France and the Arab world in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, considering questions of time as it relates to diverse media ranging from poetry to film and the decorative arts. She is the recent recipient of a MISTI research grant to pursue archival work at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.

Sara holds an A.M. in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University, where she concentrated on Arabic literature and poetics. Prior to that she received a B.A. in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies from Boston College. She has also previously worked as a language teacher and translator.