I teach a range of courses at E&H- from Statistics for the Social Sciences to Women & Politics to the Politics of Asia. Having taught a range of courses, I enjoy leading students through traditional debates in international relations and incorporating insights from other disciplines.
In guiding students through traditional debates and research methods in political science, I encourage students to push creative and disciplinary boundaries, such as applying principles of realism to the television series the Walking Dead. In addition to publishing work on pedagogy in peer-reviewed journals, I have experience working with diverse groups of students and with teaching students abroad.
I am interested in studying conflict, whether in the world or in the classroom. My research in political science focuses on foreign policy and decision making in international conflict. I have also published work on political science pedagogy ranging from teaching research methods to kinesthetic learning in college classrooms. Most of my work is coauthored with my longtime colleagues Florian Justwan (University of Idaho) and Kayce Mobley (Bethany College).
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Ph.D., Political Science and International Affairs, 2015
University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
B.A. Political Science and History, 2010
Emory & Henry College
- CORE 100: You Say You Want A Revolution
- POLS 105: Introduction to International Relations
- STAT 162: Statistics for Social Science
- SOSS 200: Introduction to Research Methods
- SOSS 302: Quantitative Research Methods
- POLS 216: Politics of Decision Making
- POLS 245: Comparative Politics of Asia
- POLS 314: National and International Security
- POLS 337/SOC 337/WGST 337 : Women & Politics
- POLS 450: Senior Seminar: American Foreign Policy
University of Georgia
- Honors Introduction to Global Issues
- Introduction to International Relations
- Global Security Policy
Other Teaching Experience
- 2014 & 2017-2019 Instructor: Global Citizenship/Diplomacy
- Duke Summer Academy for high school students
- 2014-2016 Instructor: International Ingenuity
- Duke Talent Identification Program(TIP) in India & China
- 2016 taught gifted high school students at Duke Kunshan University in China
- 2015 taught gifted middle school students at Shiv Nadar University in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, India
- 2014 taught gifted middle school students at O.P. Jindal Global University in Sonipat, Haryana, India
- 2013 Instructor: Political Science and International Relations, June-July 2013
- Duke TIP, Field Studies (traveled to Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing)
- College level international relations course with emphasis on China to high school students
- 2012 Teaching Assistant (and Residential Coordinator): Political Science and International Relations in Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing, China in June-July 2012
- 2012-2016 Instructor for Duke TIP Scholar Weekends (weekend course for gifted high school students)
2021. Justwan, Florian, Jeffrey Berejikian, Sarah Fisher, and Ashley Kerr. “Analyzing Mass Attitudes Toward the International Court of Justice.” Foreign Policy Analysis, 17(2).
2020. Justwan, Florian, Sarah K. Fisher, Ashley Kerr, and Jeffrey D. Berejikian. “Referenda as
commitment devices- an experimental approach.” Research and Politics. Vol. 7, 3.
2020. Justwan, Florian and Sarah Fisher. “Social Trust and Public Opinion about Territorial
Disputes: Evidence from a Survey in India.” Journal of Global Security Studies. Vol. 5, 4: 617-633.
2018. Justwan, Florian and Sarah Fisher. “Territorial Claims, Territorial Attachment and Political
Tolerance: Evidence from India.” Politics, Groups, and Identities. Vol. 28, 4: 1-18.
2017. Justwan, Florian and Sarah Fisher. “International Adjudication and Public Opinion in Territorial Disputes: Evidence from a Survey Experiment using Amazon Mechanical Turk.” Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy. Vol. 23, 3: 1-18.
2017. Justwan, Florian and Sarah Fisher. “Generalized Social Trust and International Dispute Settlement.” International Interactions. Vol. 43, 5: 717-743.
2015. Fisher, Sarah. “Federalism’s Fractured Decision Making and the Kyoto Protocol.” Politics & Policy. Vol. 43, 1: 1-29.
PEER REVIEWED SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING & LEARNING PUBLICATIONS
2021. Fisher, Sarah and Kayce Mobley. “Exploring Gender, Power, Nature, and Global Politics with Woman at War.” Journal of Political Science Education. Vol. 17.
2019. Mobley, Kayce and Sarah Fisher. “Political Scientists in Polite Company: Talking Politics
with Family Members.” Journal of Political Science Education. Vol. 15, 3: 399-405.
2018. Fisher, Sarah and Florian Justwan. “Scaffolding Assignments and Activities for Undergraduate Research Methods.” Journal of Political Science Education. Vol. 14, 1: 63-71.
2017. Fisher, Sarah and Florian Justwan. “Classroom Convention: Teaching Constitutional Design Through Simulation.” Social Studies Research and Practice. Vol. 12, 1: 84-94.
2015. Mobley, Kayce and Sarah Fisher. “A Field Guide to Teaching Agency and Ethics: The West Wing and American Foreign Policy.” Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy. Vol. 2, 1.
2014. Mobley, Kayce and Sarah Fisher. “Ditching the Desks: Kinesthetic Learning in College Classrooms.” The Social Studies. Vol. 105, 6: 301-309.
2009-2010 Research Associate: U.S. Department of Defense/Defense Acquisition University-South Region, Senior Service College Fellowship