Sarah Khan

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Assistant Professor

Sarah Khan is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Columbia University, and a Graduate Researcher at the Institute for Development and Economic Alternatives in Lahore, Pakistan. In 2018-19, she will be a postgraduate associate at the Yale MacMillan Center, prior to appointment as Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University in July 2019.

Sarah’s research interests lie at the intersection of gender and comparative politics, with a regional specialization in South Asia. In her work she explores gender gaps in political preferences, and the barriers to women’s participation and substantive representation in Pakistan. In another strand of research, she explores questions related to the prevention of violence against women. Her research has been generously supported by grants from the American Institute of Pakistan Studies, the Abdul Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) Governance Initiative, and the National Science Foundation. More information is available at her website:

South Asian Studies Council
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