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Sarah Cate, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Political Science

Courses Taught

Race, Class and Punishment; American Political Systems; American Political Movements; Introduction to American Politics; The American Presidency


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2016
M.A., University of Oregon, 2010
B.A., University of Oregon, 2008

Research Interests

American political development, public policy, and criminal justice policy

Publications and Media Placements

“Devolution, Not Decarceration: The Limits of Juvenile Justice Reform in Texas,”Punishment & Society18.5 (2016): 578-609., “‘The Better Way to Fight Crime’: Lessons from Oregon on Austerity and the Carceral State” with Daniel HoSang, Theoretical Criminology, 21.2 (2017): 169-188.