Dr Sarah Liu
Lecturer in Comparative Politics
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Dr. Shan-Jan Sarah Liu is a Lecturer in Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics.
Sarah holds a dual Ph.D. in Political Science and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the Pennsylvania University. She also serves on the APSA Women and Politics Section Executive Council. She has been recognized as an Emerging Diversity Scholar by the University of Michigan's National Center for Institutional Diversity. Prior to joining Newcastle University, she taught at Smith College and the Pennsylvania State University.
When Sarah is not in school, she enjoys reading fiction, watching indie films, and travelling.
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Sarah's research focuses on the cross-national comparison of gender and politics, specifically the ways contexts shape the gender gap in political attitudes and activities. Utilizing multilevel modeling approaches, her work examines the influence of female political leaders on women's political participation. Particularly, her research investigates the role model effect of cabinet ministers in democracies, a previously ignored political arena, and the role model effect of legislators in Asia, a grossly underexplored area in extant studies. She also evaluates how social movements affect adolescents' attitudes toward gender roles and influence their propensity to protest.
Currently employing cross-national content analysis and survey experiments, she investigates the gender/gendered differences in the media constructions of immigration and their influence on public opinion regarding male/female immigrants in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the U.K., and the U.S.
- gender and politics
- women's political representation and participation
- social movements (including women's movements)
- immigration and citizenship
- East Asian politics
Semester 2, 2017-2018
POL3117 Politics of Immigration
- Liu SJS. Are Female Political Leaders Role Models? Lessons from Asia. Political Research Quarterly 2018, epub ahead of print.
- Liu SJS, Banaszak LA. Do Government Positions Held by Women Matter? A Cross-National Examination of Female Ministers' Impacts on Women's Political Participation. Politics & Gender 2017, 13(1), 132-162.
- Liu SJS, Posey P, Reuning K. Three Surprising Facts about the Protesters at the Republican National Convention. Washington Post Monkey Cage 2016.
- Liu SJS, Posey P, Reuning K. Who were the Protesters at the Democratic National Convention this Week?. Washington Post Monkey Cage 2016.
- Liu SJS. Torben Iversen and Frances Rosenbluth. Women, Work, and Politics: The Political Economy of Gender Inequality. International Feminist Journal of Politics 2013, 15(3), 442-444.