Dr. Sarah Andrews
Associate Professor of Political Science
- PhD, Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
- MA, University of Virginia
- BA, Principia College
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Dr. Sarah Andrews' expertise is in the comparative politics, with a particular regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. As part of her doctoral research, she spent a year conducting field research in Burkina Faso and Malawi. Prior to her graduate studies, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso.
I love engaging with students about major issues facing our world and helping students become excited about being engaged global citizens.
- Sarah Andrews' scholarly interests include African politics, the political economy of development, and agricultural policy and food security.
Contributions to Field
- Teaches political science and global studies to undergraduates
- Has conducted original research on the role of bureaucrats in implementing agricultural policy in sub-Saharan Africa
- Has given presentations at various Political Science and African Studies conferences
Memberships and Affiliations
- American Political Science Association
- Midwest Political Science Association
- African Studies Association
Publications and Presentations
- "Agricultural Clientelism in the 2014 Campaign." 2015. In The 2014 Malawi Tripartite Elections - Democracy Maturing? Ed. Nandani Patel and Michael Wahman. Malawi: NICE.
- “Ethnocentrism Reduces Foreign Direct Investment.” 2018. The Journal of Politics 80(2): 697-700. (with David Leblang and Sonal S. Pandya)
- “Elite Defection and Grassroots Democracy under Competitive Authoritarianism: Evidence from Burkina Faso.” 2019. Democratization 26(4): 626-644. (with Lauren Honig)
- A number of conference presentations at the annual conferences of the American Political Science Association, the Midwest Political Science Association, and the African Studies Association.