Dr Sarah Shair-Rosenfield

Senior Lecturer
Department of Government
Dr Sarah Shair-Rosenfield

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Research Project: Politics (GV831)

  • Portfolio: Politics (GV840)


Journal articles (14)

Shair-Rosenfield, S., (2022). Shared rule as a signal of central state commitment to regional self-rule. Regional and Federal Studies. 32 (3), 375-392

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

Eaton, K., Faguet, J-P., Harbers, I., Schakel, AH., Hooghe, L., Marks, G., Niedzwiecki, S., Osterkatz, SC. and Shair-Rosenfield, S., (2019). Measuring and theorizing regional governance. Territory, Politics, Governance. 7 (2), 265-283

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

Kadera, KM. and Shair-Rosenfield, S., (2018). Gendered participation, well-being, and representations in political violence: An introduction. Conflict Management and Peace Science. 35 (3), 211-214

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

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

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

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

Book chapters (1)

Shair-Rosenfield, S., (2021). Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Asia. In: Handbook on Decentralization, Devolution and the State. Editors: Lago, I., . Edward Elgar. 131- 146. 978 1 83910 327 8

Other (1)

Shair-Rosenfield, S., (2017).Issues of Gender, Ethics, and Identity Facing Field Researchers in Southeast Asia. The American Political Science Association Comparative Democratization Newsletter. 15(3),American Political Science Association

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)

+44 (0) 1206 874265


5.013, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesday 11-13hr