Sara Kolmes

Researching how to communicate cultural, religious, and marginalized knowledge for clinical bioethics.

My Work


You can find a list of my academic publications with short summaries here.


A list of my conference presentations, invited talks, and one podcast!

About Me

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I’m a Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy at Georgetown University. Before I was at Georgetown, I earned an MA in Philosophy, an MA in the History of Philosophy and Science, and a Graduate Certificate in Bioethics at Florida State University.

My primary research focuses on clinical bioethics: I’m interested in developing practical guides to help medical professionals understand patients whose lived experiences they do not share. My dissertation is a project of Epistemological Hermeneutics for clinical conversations. 

I am also interested in the aesthetics of popular culture- I think that a lot of really interesting philosophical concepts are best explained through popular science fiction, comic books, and romance novels. 

During my free time I like running, live music, and highly decorative baking. 

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