Sarah Bush, Ph.D.

Temple University

Phone: 215-204-1480

Address: 1115 Polett Walk, Gladfelter Hall 455

City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - PA

Country: United States

About Me:

Sarah Bush is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University. Bush obtained a B.A. with honors from Northwestern University in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University in 2011. Prior to her arrival at Temple, Bush was a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. Bush’s research examines how international actors try to aid democracy, promote women’s representation, and support elections in developing countries. She is the author of a recent book on this topic, The Taming of Democracy Assistance (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Her other research has been published in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, Journal of Politics, and Perspectives on Politics and supported by the National Science Foundation and Experiments in Governance and Politics. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Political Science.   

Research Interests

International Law & Organization


Foreign Aid

Foreign Policy

Gender and Politics

Comparative Democratization

Countries of Interest