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Sarah Murray, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Dr. Sarah Davies Murray received her B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, her M.A. from the University of Chicago's Committee on International Relations, and her Ph.D. in Politics from New York University. In addition to teaching Political Science and Legal Studies core classes, including in comparative and international politics, Dr. Murray has developed new Manhattanville courses on international security and the European Union.

Dr. Murray's research has explored her interests in the relationship between domestic and international politics, beginning with her dissertation entitled, "Small States, Domestic Institutions and NATO", and, more recently, in a co-authored article, "Sites of Opportunity: the Internationalization of Internal Conflicts" in The Global Studies Journal. This article, expanded in two chapters within the edited volume, "Threatening the State: the Internationalization of Internal Conflicts", forthcoming by Routledge in 2012, develops a theoretical lens that examines how domestic conflicts in Asia and Africa either have escalated into wider regional conflict or have been contained through the development of democratic domestic institutions and involvement of international organizations.