Senior Researcher, AAPI Data
Sara Sadhwani is an assistant professor of politics at Pomona College specializing in American politics, racial and ethnic politics, and public policy. Her research has been published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, California Journal of Politics and Policy, and the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. Her analysis of Asian American and Latino voting behavior has been featured in the Washington Post, Vox, NBC News, HuffPost and many others.
Prof. Sadhwani earned her doctorate in political science from the University of Southern California, where her dissertation was supported by a fellowship from the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation. She is a faculty fellow at the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy. She currently serves on the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission for the state of California, responsible for redrawing district lines for Congress, the state legislature and board of equalization.
Prior to academia, Sara worked for nearly a decade advocating for the rights of immigrants at social justice organizations such as the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA, and the California Immigrant Policy Center.