Sara Konrath

Sara Konrath
  • Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies
  • Faculty Fellow (2020-2021)
  • “Changes over Time in Empathic, Generous, and Trusting Behaviors in the United States”

Sara Konrath is an Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She directs the Interdisciplinary Program on Empathy and Altruism Research (iPEAR), a research lab with a primary focus on motivations, traits, and behaviors relevant to charitable giving, volunteering, and other prosocial behaviors.

Professor Konrath is the author of Culture of Burnout: American Life in an Age of Increasing Expectations (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). She has written 80 scientific articles and book chapters in top journals such as Psychological Science; Journal of Personality; Personality and Social Psychology Review; Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neurosciences; and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Additionally, she has served as a Consulting Editor for the American Psychological Association journal Emotion, and Area Editor of Experiments and Giving for Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

Professor Konrath’s research has been supported by grants from the John Templeton Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. She is a fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP); she has served as a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research, New York; and she was a writer in residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico, and the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, Georgia.