Sarah Bush


Associate Professor

Sarah Bush is an associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research examines how international actors try to aid democracy, promote women’s representation, and influence elections globally. A more recent interest is the politics of climate change. She is the author of two books: The Taming of Democracy Assistance: Why Democracy Promotion Does Not Confront Dictators (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Monitors and Meddlers: How Foreign Actors Influence Local Trust in Elections (Cambridge University Press, 2022). Dr. Bush’s work has also appeared in journals such as the American Political Science Review and International Organization and been covered in outlets including the Economist and Washington Post. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University.

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