Sahar I. Ullah

Instructor in English
Sahar Ullah


M.Philosophy Columbia University

Ph.D. Columbia University

M.A. University of Chicago

B.A. University of Miami


Sahar joined Phillips Exeter Academy in Fall 2021. A committed educator, scholar. and artist, Sahar believes teaching and learning happens in all kinds of spaces. She has a B.A. from the University of Miami; an M.A. from the University of Chicago; and a Ph.D. Columbia University. Sahar teaches in the English and Theatre departments, advises DRAMAT, and is the recipient of PEA's new teacher award. Before coming to Exeter, Sahar lived in New York City for 11 years and taught at Columbia University, where she was recognized for her pedagogy and received multiple teaching awards including the Core Award for Teaching Excellence and the Presidential Teaching Award. She has created, written, and directed a number of plays including Bury Me Home, The Loudest Voices, Once Upon a Time, and Hijabi Monologues, which has toured internationally for over a decade. This spring, Sahar co-directed Open the Gate, a devised theatre production about identity and community written entirely by PEA students.