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Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Associate Professor | Department of Political Science | College of Arts and Sciences


(614) 292-7102

2052 Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall,
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Political Economy
  • Latin American Politics


  • Ph.D., Duke University (2001)
  • M.A., Duke University (1997)
  • B.A., University of Chicago (1993)

Sarah Brooks is Associate Professor of Political Science. She joined OSU in 2001 and is a faculty fellow at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Her research and teaching interests center on comparative and international political economy, Latin American politics, and social protection. Brooks is field coordinator for Comparative Politics in the Department of Political Science, and co-director of the Brazil Working Group at the Center for Latin American Studies, as well as co-director of the Globalization Workshop at the Mershon Center. 

Her recent publications include “Natural Resources and Economic Development in Brazil.” In New Order and Progress: Development and Democracy in Brazil, Ed., Ben Ross Schneider (Oxford University Press, 2016); “Social Protection for the Poorest: The Adoption of Conditional Cash Transfers in the Global South” Politics & Society (2015); "Categories, Creditworthiness and Contagion: How Investors’ Shortcuts Affect Sovereign Debt Markets" International Studies Quarterly (2014); “Insecure Democracy: Risk and Political Participation in Brazil.” Journal of Politics (2014). 

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