Dr. Sarah Newland is an assistant professor of government at Smith College. Her research on public goods and services in rural China, the collaboration between civil society organizations and the local state, local government responsiveness in Taiwan, ethnic politics in China and Taiwan, and political science pedagogy; these projects have been published in GovernanceChina Quarterly, and the Journal of Political Science Education. Her current research focuses on paradiplomacy in the US, Taiwanese, and mainland Chinese cities and states, and on “e-governance” and local government responsiveness in Taiwan.

Dr. Newland is also a member of the U.S.-Taiwan Next Generation Working Group and a fellow in the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.