Dr. Shair-Rosenfield received her MA (2009) and PhD (2012) in political science from the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her BA in economics and government from Cornell University (2003). Her current research focuses on the
politics of electoral reform, the causes and consequences of federalism
and decentralization, and the effects of political institutions on
female political representation. Her research and teaching interests
broadly include comparative political institutions, democratization,
political parties and electoral systems, federalism and
decentralization, and gender and politics. She teaches courses on
comparative politics, democratization and the politics of Asia at
Shair-Rosenfield conducted eighteen months of in-depth fieldwork in
Indonesia and has served as a parties and elections consultant with the
National Democratic Institute in
Jakarta. She is a co-author of the Regional Authority Index (RAI), an
index of subnational authority in 80 countries from 1950-2010. Her work
has been published in the Journal of East Asian Studies, Journal of Politics in Latin America, Electoral Studies, and Political Research Quarterly.
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Recent and forthcoming publications"Governing Well After War: How Improving Female Representation Prolongs Post-Conflict Peace" (forthcoming) Journal of Politics, with Reed M. Wood
"Constraining Executive Action: Formal and Informal Legislative Strength in Latin America" (forthcoming) Governance, with Alissandra T. Stoyan
Causes and Effects of the Local Government Code in the Philippines:
Locked in a Status Quo of Weakly-decentralized Authority?" (2016) Journal of Southeast Asian Economies 33(2): 157-171.
Measuring Regional Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Multilevel Governance Volume I
(2016), with Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Arjan H. Schakel, Sandra
Chapman Osterkatz and Sara Niedzwiecki. Oxford University Press.