Marcelo Sabatés




Marcelo Sabatés
Vice Provost for Global Education
600 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60605


Marcelo Sabatés, PhD, serves as vice provost for Global Education and professor of Philosophy at Columbia College Chicago. Sabatés directs the Global Education Office which oversees Education Abroad, International Admissions and Recruiting, International Scholar and Student Services, International Partnerships and Faculty Collaborations, and International Articulations and Special Programs. 

Prior to joining Columbia in 2017, Sabatés served as associate provost for International Programs and previously head of the Philosophy Department at Kansas State University (K-State). As a senior international officer at K-State, he grew international enrollment from 7.6% to 10.2% of the student body, increased study abroad numbers by over 50%, tripled the number of its top-250 international partners, and secured a Confucius Institute, among other accomplishments, in just four years.

Sabatés' main areas of research are philosophy of mind and metaphysics but he also has long standing research interests in philosophy of science, philosophical issues in Latin-American fiction and Latino identity and politics. He has published in some of the top journals in the field and has lectured in over 15 countries. His most recent publication (with Terry Horgan and David Sosa) is Qualia and Mental Causation in a Physical World (Cambridge University Press). He has received numerous awards and fellowships from institutions such as the British Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Antorchas Foundation, Big XII Consortium, and Mortar Board. Sabatés was co-founder and inaugural president of Kansas State Faculty and Staff Latino Alliance at K-State.

Sabatés holds a PhD in Philosophy from Brown University with doctoral studies at Oxford University, an MA in Philosophy from Brown University, and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Buenos Aires.