Sarah Lischer

Associate Professor

Office: Kirby 304
Phone: 758-3545

Areas of expertise: International security, International conflict resolution, Human rights, Refugees and migration, African politics


Sarah Kenyon Lischer is an associate professor in the department of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. She is the author of Dangerous Sanctuaries: Refugee Camps, Civil War, and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid (Cornell University Press, 2005). She has published widely on the topics of humanitarian crises, human rights, military intervention, African politics, and forced migration in journals such as International Security, Global Governance, the Harvard International Review, Civil Wars, and The American Scholar. Lischer has been awarded fellowships and grants by, among others, the Berghof Foundation, the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. She is writing a book on atrocity narratives and reconciliation after genocide.

BSFS       Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service
MPP        Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
PhD         Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Academic Appointments
Associate Professor,  Wake Forest University, 2005-present.
Assistant Professor,  Sweet Briar College, Department of Government, 2003-2005.




POL 116 Introduction to International Politics

POL 251 Politics of Forced Migration

POL 266 Civil Wars: Causes and Consequences

POL 268 International Conflict Resolution

POL 300 Senior Seminar: Life writing and public memory after atrocity

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