Sara holds a PhD in Political Studies from Queen’s University, with specializations in International Relations and Comparative Politics. With a focus on diplomacy, global governance structures, and power transitions, the United Nations was the primary subject of her doctoral work. Sara also researches in the area of Canadian defence and security, with a focus on gender and security, and contemporary national and transnational security challenges. She is a two-time R.S. McLaughlin Graduate Fellow recipient. Her work has been published in leading journals and books, and on news sites, including Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, Springer, and the National Post. She has been interviewed for podcasts and has presented her work to audiences in a variety of settings, including Global Affairs Canada, the International Studies Association, and Women in International Security – Canada.
- Diplomacy, global governance structures, and power transitions;
- Canadian defence and security, with a focus on gender and security; and
- Contemporary national and transnational security challenges.