Sarah Brierley

Assistant Professor of Political Science
PhD, University of California Los Angeles
research interests:
  • Comparative Politics
  • Public Sector Politics
  • Corruption
  • Electoral Accountability
  • Political Party Organization

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
  • CB 1063
  • One Brookings Dr.
  • St. Louis, MO 63130

Sarah Brierley works in the field of comparative politics, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Brierley's research investigates governance and accountability in new democracies. She earned her doctorate from UCLA, where her dissertation focused on the politics of local development and corruption in Ghana. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the UK’s Department for International Development, the Adam Smith Institute, and the International Growth Center, among others.