Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: Church Leadership, Local Demands, and Shifting Global Norms in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sarah Dreier, University of Washington
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:20pm
Olson Room (Gowen 1A)
Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: Sarah Dreier
Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: Sarah Dreier

Sarah K. Dreier is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Washington. Her research and teaching focus on comparative politics, African politics, religion-state relations, international human rights, histories of colonialism, and qualitative and quantitative research methods. Her dissertation has been funded by the University of Washington, the Association for the Sociology of Religion and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Dreier 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 and the American Bar Foundation. She has consulted for Bread for the World (Berlin), Humanity United, and The Episcopal Church and served on the Board of Directors for United to End Genocide and Jubilee USA Network. Dreier graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree with distinction in philosophy and legal studies. She holds master’s degrees from the University of the Basque Country and the University of Washington and certificates in Statistics for the Social Sciences (CSSS) and Comparative Law and Society Studies (CLASS). She studies Swahili. 

Professor Christian Novetzke of the Jackson School will serve as the discussant. We look forward to a lively discussion.

The SR-SCP is generously sponsored by the Severyns Ravenholt Endowment.