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 ASU. 
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Dr. 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 Gender & Society, Governance, Journal of East Asian StudiesJournal of Politics, Journal of Politics in Latin America, Electoral Studies, and Political Research Quarterly.

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Recent and forthcoming publications

"Linguistic Origins of Gender Equality and Women's Rights" (Forthcoming), Gender & Society, with Amy H. Liu, Lindsay Vance, and Zsombor Csata.
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"Governing Well After War: How Improving Female Representation Prolongs Post-Conflict Peace" (2017) Journal of Politics, with Reed M. Wood
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"Constraining Executive Action: Formal and Informal Legislative Strength in Latin America" (2017) Governance, with Alissandra T. Stoyan
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"The 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.
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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.
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