Sarah Khan

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Sarah Khan is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Political Science at Columbia University and is affiliated with the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives in Lahore, Pakistan. Professor Khan’s research interests lie at the intersection of gender and comparative politics, with a regional specialization in South Asia. She explores gender gaps in political preferences and the barriers to women’s participation and substantive representation in Pakistan. She is presently working on a field experiment in collaboration with local civil society organizations to increase women’s voter turnout in national elections in Pakistan. In another strand of research, she explores questions related to the prevention of violence against women in India. Her work has been supported by grants from the American Institute of Pakistan Studies, the Abdul Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Governance Initiative, the National Science Foundation, and the US Institute of Peace.