Dr Sarah Shair-Rosenfield

Senior Lecturer
Department of Government
Dr Sarah Shair-Rosenfield
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874265

  • Location

    5.013, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Wednesday 10-12hr. Pre-booking required at

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • The Politics of Modern China (GV523)

  • Gender and Leadership (GV524)


Journal articles (11)

Shair-Rosenfield, S., Schakel, AH., Niedzwiecki, S., Marks, G., Hooghe, L. and Chapman-Osterkatz, S., (2021). Language difference and regional authority. Regional & Federal Studies. 31 (1), 73-97

Best, RH., Shair-Rosenfield, S. and Wood, RM., (2019). Legislative Gender Diversity and the Resolution of Civil Conflict. Political Research Quarterly. 72 (1), 215-228

Shair-Rosenfield, S. and Stoyan, AT., (2018). Gendered Opportunities and Constraints: How Executive Sex and Approval Influence Executive Decree Issuance. Political Research Quarterly. 71 (3), 586-599

Liu, AH., Shair-Rosenfield, S., Vance, LR. and Csata, Z., (2018). Linguistic Origins of Gender Equality and Women’s Rights. Gender & Society. 32 (1), 82-108

Shair-Rosenfield, S. and Wood, RM., (2017). Governing Well after War: How Improving Female Representation Prolongs Post-conflict Peace. The Journal of Politics. 79 (3), 995-1009

Shair-Rosenfield, S. and T. Stoyan, A., (2017). Constraining Executive Action: The Role of Legislator Professionalization in Latin America. Governance. 30 (2), 301-319

Shair-Rosenfield, S., (2016). The Causes and Effects of the Local Government Code in the Philippines: Locked in a Status Quo of Weakly Decentralized Authority?. Southeast Asian Economies. 33 (2), 157-171

Shair-Rosenfield, S. and Hinojosa, M., (2014). Does Female Incumbency Reduce Gender Bias in Elections? Evidence from Chile. Political Research Quarterly. 67 (4), 837-850

Shair-Rosenfield, S., Marks, G. and Hooghe, L., (2014). A Comparative Measure of Decentralization for Southeast Asia. Journal of East Asian Studies. 14 (1), 85-108

Morgenstern, S., Polga-Hecimovich, J. and Shair-Rosenfield, AS., (2013). Tall, Grande, or Venti: Presidential Powers in the United States and Latin America. Journal of Politics in Latin America. 5 (2), 37-70

Shair-Rosenfield, S., (2012). The alternative incumbency effect: Electing women legislators in Indonesia. Electoral Studies. 31 (3), 576-587

Books (2)

Shair-Rosenfield, S., (2019). Electoral Reform and the Fate of New Democracies Lessons from the Indonesian Case. University of Michigan Press. 0472131508. 9780472131501

Hooghe, L., Marks, G., Schakel, AH., Osterkatz, SC., Niedzwiecki, S. and Shair-Rosenfield, S., (2016). Measuring Regional Authority A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance. Oxford University Press. 0198728875. 9780198728870

Grants and funding


Beyond Essentialism: Elevating Women�s Scholarship in Southeast Asian Social Sciences

British Academy


Improving Maternal Health Outcomes: The effects of decentralization and on prenatal health preferences in India

University of Essex (GCRF)

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5.013, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesday 10-12hr. Pre-booking required at