Sarah Bush

Associate Professor of Political Science

Sarah Bush joins Yale as an Associate Professor of Political Science and a Research Fellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. Her research examines how international actors try to aid democracy, promote women’s representation, and support elections in developing countries. She is the author of The Taming of Democracy Assistance: Why Democracy Promotion Does Not Confront Dictators. Her articles have appeared in journals such as International Organization, Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Perspectives on Politics, as well as outlets like Foreign Policy and The Washington Post. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation. Bush taught at Temple University and held visiting fellowships at the Harvard Kennedy School and Uppsala University. She received a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University in 2011.