Research agenda: Contemporary political theory, comparative political theory, feminist theory, virtue ethics, humility
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley 2006
Major Area: Political Theory
B.A. Mount Holyoke College, 1994
Selected Honors and Awards
Phi Beta Kappa, 1994.
Phi Kappa Phi, 2012.
Betty Coffey Award, 2012. In recognition of outstanding achievement in incorporating women’s perspectives into the curriculum or developing academic programs that contribute to the elimination of persistent barriers to women’s success at Montana State University.
MSU College of Letters and Science Outstanding Teaching Award, 2011.
Contemporary Political Theory Annual Prize for best article published in the journal in 2010 (for “Preparing for Politics: Judith Butler’s Ethical Dispositions,” Vol. 9 No. 3, August 2010).
Letters and Science Research Enhancement Award, Montana State University, 2011.
Montana State University Provost’s Faculty Development Award, 2011; 2012.
Sara Rushing, “Get Me Out of Here!: Humility, Autonomy and Birth.” In preparation.
Sara Rushing, “Comparative Humilities: Christian, Contemporary and Confucian Conceptions of a Political Virtue.” Forthcoming in Polity.
Sara Rushing, “Preparing for Politics: Judith Butler’s Ethical Dispositions.” Contemporary
Political Theory, Vol. 9 No. 3, August 2010.
David S. Gutterman and Sara Rushing, “Sovereignty and Suffering: Towards an Ethics of Grief in a Post-9/11 World.” In Judith Butler’s Precarious Politics: Critical Encounters. Terrell Carver and Sam Chambers, eds. (New York: Routledge, 2008).
Mark Bevir, Jill Hargis and Sara Rushing eds., Histories of Postmodernism (New York: Routledge, 2007).