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Sasa Tang PHD.POLS

BA, Political Science, University of New Hampshire

Sasa Tang is a doctoral student in the Department of Government. She studies Comparative Politics with a regional focus on Middle East North Africa, and a secondary field in International Relations. Her dissertation research focuses on sexual harassment in public space. Using crowdsourced geospatial data combined with on the ground field work, Sasa aims to understand variation in sexual harassment occurrence, how this affects women's mobility and decision making, and the methods grassroots organizations are using to make public spaces safer for women. Prior to joining AU, Sasa served in Peace Corps Morocco where she spent over three years working on youth and women's economic empowerment.


African Studies Association Student Travel Award, 2018

Doctoral Student Research Scholarships, American University 2018

Adel Ait-Ghezala Graduate Research Fellowship, American University 2017

Sultan Qaboos Arabic Scholarship, Embassy of Oman 2016

Critical Language Fellowship, U.S. Department of State 2016