March 30th, 2012

Sarah Shair-Rosenfield Brown Bag Talk on Indonesia and Politics

“Falling Voter Turnout and Decreasing Party Support: Is Indonesian Democracy at a Crossroads?”

Friday, March 30th
COOR 6615
1:30 to 3:00 pm

Sarah Shair-Rosenfield is a Ph.D. candidate in comparative politics in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation research focuses on the role of political elites and parties in new democracies, particularly with respect to democratic consolidation and the evolution of representation through electoral reform. She completed 15 months of fieldwork in Indonesia for her dissertation and related projects, including work as an election observer and research consultant for the National Democratic Institute in Jakarta. She has presented research at annual meetings of the Association for Asian Studies, the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association and recently published an article on the causes of rising female political representation in Inside Indonesia.