Politics Faculty

Our core faculty bring a wide range of approaches and disciplinary backgrounds to the study of politics. Graduate students may also benefit from working with our affiliated graduate faculty.

Sara Niedzwiecki
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Affiliations Chicano Latino Research Center
  • Phone
    (831) 459-5220
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location 25 Merrill College
  • Office Hours Wednesdays 1-3pm
  • Mail Stop Merrill College
  • Mailing Address
    • Politics Department Merrill Faculty Services University of California, Santa Cruz 1156 High Street S
    • Santa Cruz California 95064

Biography, Education and Training

Sara Niedzwiecki is an Assistant Professor in the Politics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She earned her PhD in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014. She studies the process through which social policies are formed and implemented, as well as the territorial structure of government in Latin America. Her book manuscript Uneven Social Policies analyzes the implementation of non-contributory social policies in decentralized countries. Her work on the politics of social policy and on multilevel governance has been published by Oxford University Press, Comparative Political Studies, Latin American Politics and Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, the Journal of Politics in Latin America, Regional and Federal Studies, and International Political Science Review. Webpage: http://www.saraniedzwiecki.com/