Sarah Prince

Ph.D. Political Science

University of California, Davis

566 Kerr Hall, 1 Shields Ave Davis, CA 95616 | 559-760-5309 

Linked: CV_PRINCE_2021




University of California, Davis, Political Science: September 2015- 2021

Ph.D. Political Science

Field Exams: Comparative Politics (Pass) and International Relations (Superior/High Pass)

Dissertation Title: Social Remittances as Yardsticks: How communication with friends and family abroad impacts policy preferences, evaluation of government, and political behavior.


San Francisco State University: May 2013

Master of Arts, International Relations


California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo: June 2011

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science




Lecturer, UC Davis                                                                                        2022 

Associate Instructor, UC Davis                                                                          2018, 2019, 2020

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Introduction to International Relations

National Security Policy 

Teaching Assistant, UC Davis                                                                         2015-2021

Introduction to International Relations (Lead TA), Politics of Global Inequality,

National Security Policy, Scientific Study of War, Comparative Politics,

Foreign Policy, The Politics of Interdependence, Ethnic Self-Determination & International Conflict

Program Representative II- Training Coordinator


UC Davis Extension



 Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Educational Foundation                                    Dissertation Writing Fellowship, UC Davis ($50,000)  2020-2021  


Global Migration Center, UC Davis ($500)  Spring 2021


Marvin Zetterbaum Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Instruction, UC Davis Graduate Studies ($500)   June 2020


Summer Collaborative Grant, UC Davis Political Science                                (with Gabriella Montinola) ($5,000)  Summer 2017


Graduate Student Research Assistant Fellowship,                                                (with Jeannette Money) UC Davis Temporary Migration Cluster  ($9000) Spring 2016




Building an Anti-racist Classroom Environment                                            Center for Educational Effectiveness, UC Davis                         November 2020


Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Diversity & Access in (Online) Education Center for Educational Effectiveness, UC Davis November 2020


Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health                                       University of California, Berkeley September 2020


Learning to Teach Online                                                                              UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales), Coursera April 2020


Keep them Engaged! Active Learning for Student Success                            Center for Educational Effectiveness, UC Davis November 2019


Pedagogy Conference, International Studies Association West                          September 2019




What Do Migrants Say? A mixed-method approach evaluating thecontent and impact of social remittances.   Presented at the Global Migration Cluster and the Political Science Research Workshop, UC Davis.                  May 2021




Expectations Sent Home: Do social remittances impact the satisfaction and actions of family members at home?  Presented at Midwestern Political Science Association and Western Political Science Association.           April 2021




Can Diasporas Incentivize Development?                                                                             Presented at Western Political Science Association.  May 2020


Do Diasporas Incentivize Development?                                                          Presented at International Studies Association West (ISA West). September 2019


Are Women More Effective Stewards of Foreign Aid?                                    (co-authored with Gabriella Montinola) Presented at International Political Economic Society (IPES) November 2017


Developing Country Heterogeneity in the Brain Gain –                                            Brain Drain Debate (co-authored with Jeannette Money and Daniel Tapia-Jimenez) Presented at ISA West  September 2016



Brain Gain or Brain Drain: Does Migration Enhance Human Capital in Developing Countries? (coauthored with Jeannette Money and Daniel Tapia-Jimenez) Presented at ISA Annual Convention  March 2016




Women’s Mentorship Cohort Meeting Coordinator                                     Women’s Mentorship, UC Davis Political Science Fall 2016-Present



Organizer/panelist, Teaching Assistant in Political Science 101 Panel Winter 2019-21


Discussant                                                                                                  Migration Research Group, UC Davis Spring 2018, Fall 2019



Graduate Student Mentor                                                                    September 2016- Present


Undergraduate Research Training Mentor                                              Jan 2016 –June 2016




American Political Science Association

International Studies Association

Western Political Science Association



Stata, R

Basic Spanish



Available upon request.