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Sarah Chartock

Associate Professor and Department Chair


Phone: (609) 771-3171
Office: Social Sciences Building, 219B

Office Hours:
Monday in-person or on Zoom: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesday on Zoom only: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Sarah Chartock is originally from Great Barrington, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Dr. Chartock joined the faculty at The College of New Jersey in 2008.

Her research and teaching interests generally fall into the sub-field of Comparative Politics with a focus on Latin American politics, race and ethnic politics, political institutions and social movements. Her Ph.D. dissertation, entitled Ethnodevelopment in Latin America: Political Competition and the Making of Ethnically-Targeted Participatory Policy in Ecuador, Peru and Guatemala: 1985-2005 examines and explains the varying levels of ethnically targeted poverty alleviation policies in the region. The dissertation won the Best Dissertation Award for 2008 from the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Section on Race, Ethnicity and Politics.

Dr. Chartock has conducted fieldwork in Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru, and has held institutional affiliations with the Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoámerica in Antigua, Guatemala and the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos in Lima, Peru. She has received funding from the MacArthur Foundation as well as Princeton University’s Program in Latin American Studies, Center for Migration and Development, and Institute for International and Regional Studies.

Dr. Chartock has taught the following courses at TCNJ: Politics and Society in Developing Countries, The Politics of Latin America, Introduction to Comparative Politics, The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective, Senior Seminar: Social Movements and the Politics of Protest, Freshmen Seminar: Diversity and Its Responses.