Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,
for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.
Assistant Professor of Government
Contact & Office Hours
Tuesday, 12-1 p.m.; Wednesday, 2-3 p.m.; Or by appointment.
Wright Hall 202
Ph.D., M.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Wellesley College
Sara Newland studies local politics in China and Taiwan. She has conducted research on public goods and services in rural China, collaboration between civil society organizations and the local state, local government responsiveness in Taiwan, ethnic politics and political science pedagogy. She teaches courses on China, East Asia and comparative politics (with a focus on authoritarian regimes and the developing world). She is an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard.
Previously, she was an assistant professor of political science at Villanova University and a China public policy postdoctoral fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School.
Sara A. Newland and Bridget Black. 2019. “More than Multiple Choice: A Toolbox for Incorporating Clickers Into Political Science Courses.” Journal of Political Science Education. DOI: 10.1080/15512169.2018.1544906.
“Innovators and Implementers: The Multilevel Politics of Civil Society Governance in Rural China.” 2018. China Quarterly 233: 22–42.
“Which Public? Whose Goods? What We Know (and What We Don’t) About Public Goods in Rural China.” 2016. China Quarterly 228: 881–904.
Responding to China’s Rise: US and EU Strategies, edited by Vinod K. Aggarwal and Sara A. Newland. 2014. Springer.
“Introduction," (with Vinod K. Aggarwal), pp. 3–26, in Responding to China’s Rise: US and EU Strategies, edited by Vinod K. Aggarwal and Sara A. Newland. 2014. Springer.