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Sarah Liu

Lecturer - Gender and Politics

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes


Dr. Sarah Liu is a Lecturer in Gender and Politics at the University of Edinburgh. She joined the subject area of Politics and International Relations in January 2019, having previously taught at Newcastle UniversitySmith College, and the Pennsylvania State University.

Sarah is an Associate Editor of Representation: Journal of Representative Democracy. She also sits on the editorial board of Political Behavior. She also serves as an elected member of the executive council of the Women and Politics Research Section of the American Political Science Association. Sarah has been recognized as an Emerging Diversity Scholar by and is a member of the University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity

Sarah holds a dual PhD in Political Science and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the Pennsylvania State UniversitySarah obtained an M.A. in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management at the World Learning SIT Graduate Institute and a B.A. in American Studies and Studio Art with a minor in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

For more information about Sarah, please visit her website.

Research outputs

  1. Gender gaps in political participation in Asia

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Gender, migration, and news

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  3. Too feminine to be a leader? Systematic implicit biases against women politicians

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Research activities & awards

  1. Limited Democracy? The Impact of Democratization on Women’s Political Participation

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Quantitative Methods in Feminist Research

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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