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SARAH E. JAMES
Assistant Professor of Political Science
I am an assistant professor in the Political Science Department at Gonzaga University. I earned my PhD in Government and Social Policy from Harvard University in May 2021. Broadly, I study the causes of and solutions to racial and economic inequality through the lenses of federalism, state & bureaucratic politics, and education policy. My current research examines how the availability of research alters the power dynamics among vested interests and policy opponents in the politics of reforming failed policies. I have been a graduate fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy.
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