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Biography

Sara Wallace Goodman is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, where she is also an affiliate of the Centers for Research on International Migration (CRIM) and for the Study of Democracy (CSD). Her research examines democratic inclusion and the shaping of political identity through citizenship, immigrant integration, and education policy. Her book, Immigration and Membership Politics in Western Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2014) explains how the dynamic interplay between party politics and the institutional inheritance of citizenship policy contributes to new, contemporary definitions of national belonging through mandatory civic integration schemes.  Her research has also been published in Comparative Political Studies, World Politics, West European Politics, Political Studies, and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Immigration and Membership Politics was awarded the Best Book Award by the European Politics and Society Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and Honorable Mention for the Best Book Award by the Migration and Citizenship Section of the APSA. Her articles on related topics have also been recognized by APSA’s Sections of European Politics and Society (Best Paper Prize, 2013) and Migration and Citizenship (Best Paper Prize 2016; Honorable Mention, 2013).

Dr. Goodman was a 2013-2014 Hellman Faculty Fellow, a recipient of the UCI School of Social Sciences Assistant Professor Research Award, as well as an Israel Institute Faculty Mid-Career Development Grant.

Education

  • Ph.D. (2009) Georgetown University, Government
  • M.A. (2005) Georgetown University, Government
  • B.A. (2003) Miami University (OH), Political Science