About Me

Sara Wallace Goodman is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Her research examines democratic citizenship and the shaping of political identity through immigrant integration.  She is the author of Immigration and Membership Politics in Western Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and co-author of the forthcoming Pandemic Politics (Princeton University Press). Her work has also appeared in the Journal of Politics, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, and other venues.

Goodman’s research has been cited in major news outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Vox. 

Dr. Goodman and her work have received numerous awards. 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 and a recipient of the UCI School of Social Sciences Assistant and Associate Professor Research Awards.


Contact Information

Department of Political Science
University of California, Irvine
3151 Social Science Plaza B
Irvine, CA 92697-5100

email: swgood@uci.edu
twitter: @thatsaragoodman