Sarah B. Bouchat




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I received my PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017. I will be joining the Northwestern University Political Science Department as a College Fellow in Fall 2017 and an Assistant Professor in political methodology in Fall 2018.

My research interests are in political methodology, comparative political economy, and authoritarian politics with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. My current work focuses on elicited priors, as well as machine learning and Bayesian statistical applications for the study of low information, authoritarian regimes like Myanmar.

I previously worked as a Research Associate at the National Endowment for Democracy's International Forum for Democratic Studies. I hold a Bachelor's degree (2008) in International Studies from the University of Chicago, a Master in Public Policy (2011) from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Master in Agricultural and Applied Economics (2016) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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