Sara Sadhwani

Assistant Professor of Politics; On leave Spring 2024
  • Expertise


    Sara Sadhwani is an assistant professor of politics specializing in Asian American and Latino voting behavior, elections, interest groups and representation. Her research has been published in the peer reviewed journals Political Behavior, PS: Political Science and Politics, California Journal of Politics and Policy, and the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics and her analysis of elections has been featured in the Washington PostVox, the LA Times, and NPR affiliate KCRW-Los Angeles.

    Her dissertation identified variations in voting behavior between Latinos and Asian Americans and was supported by a fellowship from the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation. She is currently a faculty fellow at the USC Schwarzenegger Institute.

    She was recently selected to serve on the Citizens Redistricting Commission for the State of California, which is tasked with drawing the district boundary lines for Congress, the State Legislature and the state Board of Equalization.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Voting
    • Voting Rights
    • Elections
    • Gerrymandering
    • Immigration Issues
    • Asian Americans
    • California Politics
  • Education


    B.A. Honors College at the University of Pittsburgh

    Ph.D. University of Southern California