SF State Pre-Doctoral Scholar: Sarah Braasch

Sarah Braasch, Philosophy graduate student


Sarah is an M.A. Candidate in Philosophy at San Francisco State.  After graduating with two summa cum laude engineering degrees from the University of Minnesota, Sarah's path wound its way into a career in the boutique hotel industry in LA and Miami.  Her 30th birthday brought into focus her desire to become an international human rights lawyer, with a focus on women's sexual and reproductive rights.  In 2009, Sarah graduated from Fordham Law, and spent the next year in Paris working with Ni Putes Ni Soumises (NPNS – Neither Whores Nor Submissives), a fierce women's rights organization comprised primarily of women from the ghettoized Muslim immigrant communities surrounding France’s major cities.  Her experience with NPS – which fights for universal human rights founded in secularism, gender equality and gender desegregation—alongside her work as a separation of church and state activist, developed her interests in philosophy of law.  During her doctoral studies, Sarah will continue her present work in the philosophical foundations of law to attack at the root the problem of the subhuman legal status of women.  She aspires to a lifelong career as a legal philosopher and women's rights advocate.  She has recently been invited to present at the 9th International Symposium on Cognition, Logic, and Communication at the University of Latvia in Riga.