Sarah Shair-Rosenfield

School of Politics and Global Studies

Dr. Shair-Rosenfield spent fifteen months conducting fieldwork in Indonesia where she had the opportunity to observe the 2009 National Elections with the National Democratic Institute in Jakarta. Her research projects include analyzing the effects of electoral reforms on democratization, measuring subnational authority in Asia, evaluating the role of women in political parties and electoral politics in Southeast Asia and Latin America, and estimating executive-legislative power relations in Latin America. Dr. Shair-Rosenfield’s teaching interests cover many aspects of comparative politics including: Introduction to Comparative Politics, Chinese Politics, Southeastern Asian Politics, Latin American Politics, Democratization, Electoral Design, Identity Politics and Federalism.