Sara Goodman

Pandemic Politics: The Deadly Toll of Partisanship in the Age of COVID (Princeton University Press), coauthored by Sara Wallace Goodman, UCI Chancellor’s Fellow and Dean’s Professor of political science, has been named among Foreign Affairs magazine’s Best Books of 2023. Described by reviewers as “a revealing portrait of U.S. politics throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” the work pulls from national survey data to detail how a heavily politicized presidential power play guided the country’s COVID-19 response with grave consequences. Co-authors include Shana Kushner Gadarian, Merle Goldberg Fabian Professor of Excellence in Citizenship and Critical Thinking and professor and chair of political science, Syracuse University, and Thomas B. Pepinsky, Walter F. LaFeber Professor of Government and director of the Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University.

Goodman completed her Ph.D. in government at Georgetown University and specializes in the study of citizenship and the shaping of political identity and national belonging through state policy. She joined the UCI faculty in fall 2009. Pandemic Politics is her third book. Additional work has been featured in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, and other journals. She currently serves as treasurer of APSA and chair-elect of APSA’s European Politics & Society Section.

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