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Sarah Shair-Rosenfield

Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3902
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3902
Biography

Sarah Shair-Rosenfield received her master's (2009) and doctorate (2012) in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her bachelor's in economics and government from Cornell University (2003). Her current research focuses on the politics of electoral reform, the causes and consequences of federalism and decentralization, and the effects of political institutions on female political representation. Her research and teaching interests broadly include comparative political institutions, democratization, political parties and electoral systems, federalism and decentralization, and gender and politics. She teaches courses on comparative politics, democratization and the politics of Asia at ASU. 

Shair-Rosenfield conducted eighteen months of in-depth fieldwork in Indonesia and has served as a parties and elections consultant with the National Democratic Institute in Jakarta. She is a co-author of the "Regional Authority Index"(RAI), an index of subnational authority in 80 countries from 1950-2010. Her work has been published in the Journal of East Asian Studies, Journal of Politics in Latin America, Electoral Studies, and Political Research Quarterly.

Education
  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 2012
  • M.A. Political Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 2009
  • B.A. Cornell University 2003
Publications
  • Morgenstern, Scott, John Polga-Hecimovich, Sarah Shair-Rosenfield. Tall, Grande, or Venti: Presidential Powers in the United States and Latin America. Journal of Politics in Latin America (2013).
  • . . Review of: Ordering Power: Contentious Politics and Authoritarian Leviathans in Southeast Asia (2013).
  • Shair-Rosenfield, Sarah. The Alternative Female Incumbency Effect: Electing Women Legislators in Indonesia. Electoral Studies (2012).
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 350Comparative Politics
POS 452China
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 350Comparative Politics
SGS 394Special Topics
POS 394Special Topics
POS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 350Comparative Politics
POS 351Democratization
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 350Comparative Politics
POS 550Comparative Politics
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 350Comparative Politics
POS 351Democratization
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 452China
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 350Comparative Politics
POS 351Democratization
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 350Comparative Politics
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 351Democratization
POS 550Comparative Politics
Presentations
  • Sarah Shair-Rosenfield. The Indonesian 2014 Electoral Process: How does it work?. US-Indonesia Society lecture (Sep 2013).
  • Sarah Shair-Rosenfield and Alissandra Stoyan. De Jure vs. De Facto Legislative Power in Latin America: When do legislatures challenge executive orders and decrees?. American Political Science Association annual meeting (Aug 2013).
  • Magda Hinojosa and Sarah Shair-Rosenfield. Female Incumbency, Re-election and Voter Choice in Chile. American Political Science Association annual meeting (Aug 2013).
  • Sarah Shair-Rosenfield. (Too) Responsive Government? The Effects of Asymmetric Decentralization on Democracy in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia Research Group meeting (May 2013).
  • Sarah Shair-Rosenfield. Beyond Gender Quotas: The Impact of Non-Affirmative Action-Based Electoral Reform on Female Representation. Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting (Apr 2013).
  • Sarah Shair-Rosenfield. The Intraparty Dimension of Electoral Reform and its Effects on Party Systems in 34 Democracies. American Political Science Association annual meeting (Aug 2012).
  • Sarah Shair-Rosenfield. Gender and Electoral Politics in Southeast Asia: Investigating the Value of a Mixed Methods Approach. Freiburg University Conference on Mixed Methodology in the Study of Southeast Asia (May 2012).
  • Sarah Shair-Rosenfield, Gary Marks, Liesbet Hooghe. Decentralization and Democratization in Southeast Asia: Comparing the Regional Authority Index in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand. International Studies Association annual meeting (Apr 2012).
  • Sarah Shair-Rosenfield. Falling Voter Turnout and Decreasing Party Support: Is Indonesian Democracy at a Crossroads?. Southeast Asia Group meeting, Arizona State University (Mar 2012).
  • Sarah Shair-Rosenfield. Electoral Reform and the Emergence of De Facto Regional Parties in Indonesia. American Political Science Association annual meeting (Aug 2011).
  • Sarah Shair-Rosenfield. Electoral Reform, Party System Evolution and Democracy in Contemporary Indonesia. Political Science department seminar, Australia National University (Jul 2011).
  • Sarah Shair-Rosenfield. Political Parties and Women in Transitional Democracy: The Changing Landscape of Indonesian Politics. International Studies Association annual meeting (Mar 2011).
  • Sarah Shair-Rosenfield. Lowering the Barriers to Women in National Politics: Institutional and Social-Political Sources of Increased Female Representation in the 2009 Indonesian General Elections. Association of Asian Studies annual conference (Mar 2011).
Service
  • Social Science Journal, manuscript reviewer (2013 - Present)
  • Global Studies Search Committee, committee member (2013 - 2013)