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Sarah James

PhD Candidate in Government and Social Policy, Harvard University
Chapter Member: Boston SSN
Areas of Expertise:
  • Civic Engagement
  • Antipoverty Policy
  • K-12 Education
  • Children & Families
  • State & Local Government

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About Sarah

Prior to attending graduate school, James worked as a high school teacher and principal at an urban charter school, and her current scholarly interests were very much shaped by that experience. She is interested in how welfare, education, and social service policies are developed and implemented. Her current research focuses on explaining when and how state bureaucrats and elected officials recognize policy failure, and what conditions their response to the failure. In a separate strand of research, James studies conservative outreach to non-traditionally conservative groups.

Contributions

How to Revitalize America's Local Political Parties

  • Kenneth T. Andrews
  • Hahrie Han
  • Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
  • Lara Putnam
  • Daniel Schlozman
  • Theda Skocpol
  • Vanessa Williamson
  • Caroline Tervo
  • Michael Zoorob

The Libre Initiative - an Innovative Conservative Effort to Recruit Latino Support

  • Angie Bautista-Chavez

Libre Initiative Outreach to Latinos, 2013 to 2015

  • Angie Bautista-Chavez