Sarah F. Thompson

About me


I am a 6th-year Ph.D. candidate in political science at Stanford University. My work spans South Asia and Latin America. I utilize causal inference methods (particularly field experiments and quasi-experimental methods), in my research on the politics of marginalized groups. I also work closely with policymakers in the field.

In my dissertation, I ask how key institutions can intervene to increase the political agency of groups like women, racial minorities, and indigenous populations, who are systematically excluded from state politics around the globe. My dissertation considers:

I also co-organize WPESA, the Workshop on the Political Economy of South Asia. I am currently a visiting scholar at the Einaudi Center's South Asia Program, at Cornell University.

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Contact me: sft1(at)stanford(dot)edu