Sarah K. Dreier Department of Political Science University of Washington
ABOUT I am an NSF Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Washington's Department of Political Science. My research examines legal, political and religious frameworks for advancing marginalized communities' rights. Trained as a comparative and socio-legal political scientist, I use interview, archive, survey, and text data to examine the implications of religion, state power and violence, and racial capitalism for women, LGBTQ individuals, and racial minorities. I have conducted research in the United States, eastern Africa, and western Europe.
My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the University of Washington, the Association for the Sociology of Religion, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). I previously directed the international policy and advocacy portfolio for the Episcopal Church and the ELCA and served as a researcher for the Center for American Progress. Since then, I have consulted for the World Bank,Brot für die Welt Development Service (Berlin/Addis Ababa), Humanity United, and The Episcopal Church. In an effort to align my research interests and commitments to social justice, I serve on the Board of Directors for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, co-founded the Equality Initiative in Political Science at the University of Washington, and present my research in public outlets to inform public policy debates.
I graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree (with distinction) in philosophy and legal studies. I hold certificates from the University of Washington in Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS), Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (QUAL), Comparative Law and Society Studies (CLASS), and Swahili language study.
I spend my personal time running, doing yoga, swimming, biking, hiking, cooking, and seeking mountains and desert flowers.
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