Sara Niedzwiecki

Assistant Professor
Political Science

Sara Niedzwiecki is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico. She received her BA in International Studies from the Universidad Torcuato di Tella (2005) and her MA (2010) and PhD (2014) in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in comparative politics and methodology. Her work on the politics of social policy and on multilevel governance has been published by Oxford University Press, Latin American Politics and Society, International Political Science Review, and editorials in Brazil, Germany, and Spain.

Research Interests 

Sara Niedzwiecki has two research agendas: (1) the politics of welfare states and health politics in Latin America and beyond and (2) multilevel governance and subnational politics with emphasis on measurement of decentralization. Her book project Multilevel Social Policies and Partisan Alignments combines both research agendas by examining how partisan alignments at state and local levels shape the implementation of non-contributory health policies and conditional cash transfers in Argentina and Brazil.