preferred pronouns: she/her/hers
Dept. of Political Science
University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309
Office phone: 303-492-2985
Ketchum Hall, office 133
Sarah Wilson Sokhey (Ph.D., The Ohio State University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado, the Director of the Studio Undergrad Research Lab, and the Director of Training at the Institute of Behavioral Science. She is also a member of the PONARS Eurasia group, a network of over 100 academic experts specializing in Eurasia.
She writes about the connection between politics and economics with a focus on the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucuses. Her work has been published in journals such as Comparative European Politics, Party Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, Business & Politics, and Economics & Politics, and has received support from the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). She has also written for popular press publications including the Monkey Cage blog at the Washington Post.
Her current work focuses on the sub-national provision of public goods in Ukraine.
The Political Economy of Pension Policy Reversal
The Political Economy of Pension Policy Reversal in Post-Communist Countries (Cambridge University Press, 2017) examines the global trend in the reversal of a radical pension policy using survival analysis, survey data, and case studies of the Russian, Polish, and Hungarian experiences.
Support Sunflower Seeds Ukraine in its work to provide medical aid and protective gear!
Presentations on YouTube
Check out the fall 2023 speaker series I'm co-organizing, "Civil Society & Ukrainian Resilience," featuring Ukrainians on the ground doing the hard work of keeping the country going.
See my 2023 article with Michelle Benedum, Sarah Brown, and Tyler Garret: "Learning Together: Experimental Evidence on Promoting Connections in Remote Classes", PS: Political Science & Politics.
My interview in CU Boulder Today, "What the death of rival Prigozhin means for Putin and the war on Ukraine," Aug. 28, 2023.
Check out the new textbook out in October 2022, Russian Politics Today, edited by Susanne Wengle including my chapter with Ilya Matveev, "Inequality and Social Policy"
Presentations on Ukraine
Ukrainathon, 24 hour event hosted by PONARS Eurasia, March 15, 2022
War & Crisis in Ukraine, Roundtable, University of Colorado Boulder, February 28, 2022
Studio Lab for Undergrad Research
Check out the STUDIO Undergrad Research Lab. My article with Jeffrey Nonnemacher reviewing our experiences creating & running the lab is open access in PS: Political Science & Politics (published February 2022)