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Sarah Knight Asst Professor School of International Service

SIS - School of International Service
SIS - 115C
Mondays 1-3pm (in person) and Tuesdays 10am-12pm (online).
Additional Positions at AU
Faculty Director, School of International Service Honors Program
PhD, Government, Georgetown University; MA, Foreign Service, Georgetown University; BA, International Studies, University of Washington

Languages Spoken
English (native) and Spanish
Favorite Spot on Campus
Davenport Lounge
Book Currently Reading
The World That Trade Created
Dr. Sarah Cleeland Knight is Faculty Director of the SIS Honors Program and Assistant Professor at American University's School of International Service. Dr. Knight's research focuses on international political economy. She is interested in identifying the winners and losers from globalization and tracking how those groups influence foreign economic policy (trade, exchange rates, and sanctions). She also has written on the history of the Bretton Woods institutions and the global politics of the Internet and electronic commerce. Dr. Knight has received funding for her research from the Ford Foundation, DAAD/American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, and Georgetown University. Before coming to American University, she taught at Georgetown University and worked at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the USDA’s export promotion program, and the international trade office of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband, Jeff, her two daughters, Grace and Charlotte, and her golden retrievers, Nala and Scout.
For the Media
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Fall 2021

  • SISU-206 Intro to Int'l Studies Rsrch

  • SISU-440 SIS Honors Project I

Spring 2022

  • SISU-106 First Year Seminar: Trade Deals and Trade Wars

  • SISU-441 SIS Honors Project II

Partnerships & Affiliations

  • American Political Science Association

  • International Studies Association

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications