Sarah Khan

Encina Hall West, room 400



Sarah Khan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Yale University. She completed her Ph.D. in political science at Columbia University, and was previously a doctoral candidate fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C. 

At Yale, she is a member of the South Asian Studies Council (SASC), and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Council. In Pakistan, she is an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS) and a Fellow at the Mahbub ul Haq Research Center (MHRC). She is also a member of the Empirical Research on Gender (EGEN) and Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) research networks.   

Her research interests lie at the intersection of gender and comparative politics, with a regional specialization in South Asia. In her work, she studies gender gaps in political preferences, patterns of preference expression, and the barriers to women’s political participation and representation. In another strand of research, she explores questions related to the prevention of violence against women. She designs research projects in collaboration with civil society organizations and government institutions to evaluate policy impact and generate actionable evidence. Her research is published or forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Experimental Political Science and PS: Political Science and Politics.