Sarah Maxey

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sarah Maxey is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Cornell University and a B.A. in Government and Sociology from Georgetown University. Her research explores the intersection of security studies, foreign policy, and public opinion to examine the role of morality in military interventions and better understand how leaders mobilize the domestic audience for military action. During her year at the Perry World House, Sarah will focus on completing a book manuscript that explains the pattern and importance of humanitarian justifications in contemporary security interventions. She will also work on articles that examine partisanship, foreign policy orientations, morality, and presidential power to evaluate when and how the public holds presidents accountable for their foreign policy decisions. In the fall of 2018, Maxey will join the Political Science Department at Loyola University Chicago as an Assistant Professor.