About Sarah Hunter

Graduate Student

International Affairs

University of Georgia

Fields: IR, Methods

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Email: sghunter@uga.edu

Website: http://sarahghunter.com

Biographical sketch and research interests

I am a PhD candidate (ABD) in the fields of International Relations and Political Methodology. My research focuses on the impact of international organizations (broadly defined) on states’ foreign policy decisions and outcomes. My dissertation analyzes how international organizations impact foreign aid decisions by serving as agents of the donor states, and proposes a new empirical model to use in the study of foreign aid delegation. My broader research agenda addresses the role of international organizations, especially non-governmental organizations in the international system, particularly regarding issues of humanitarian relief and economic and political development.  The second part of my research agenda seeks to discover and apply new empirical models to be used to answer my substantive questions. I have experience teaching a variety of courses, including undergraduate courses in international relations, comparative politics, and introductory research methods. I have also served as a teaching assistant in several upper-level American Politics courses. Additionally, I am prepared to teach several courses at all levels including quantitative methods, research design, applied Bayesian methods, and various substantive courses as needed.