Sarah Bush is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Her research examines how international actors try to aid democracy, promote women’s representation, and influence elections globally, as well as the politics of climate change. She is the author or coauthor of The Taming of Democracy Assistance: Why Democracy Promotion Does Not Confront Dictators (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Monitors and Meddlers: How Foreign Actors Influence Local Trust in Elections (Cambridge University Press, 2022). Her research has also appeared in academic journals such as the American Political Science Review and International Organization and outlets such as and  
Prior to coming to Yale, Bush taught at Temple University and held a fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School. She received a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University and a B.A. from Northwestern University. She teaches courses on international relations, global governance, non-state actors in world politics, and democracy promotion.