Sarah Hardus is a PhD candidate in the Programme Group: Political Economy and Transnational Governance (PETGOV) in the Department of Political Science.
Her PhD research looks at the way in which the OECD/DAC donors respond to the recent increase in Chinese financing to Africa. In the context of her research project Sarah has conducted field research in Zambia, Ghana and Uganda.
Sarah is also part of the joint research programme: 'The Transnationalization of China's Oil Industry' run by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS). Within this programme Sarah looks at the interaction between Chinese and Ghanaian state institutions since Ghana's discovery of oil in 2007.
She holds a cum laude Master's degree in International Development Studies from the Graduate School of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. Next to development studies, she has a background in International Relations and Cultural Anthropology.
Before starting her PhD, Sarah worked for a Dutch NGO, conducting research on policy coherence for development in the EU’s external policies in the area of trade, illegal logging and migration.
Sarah has taught the following courses:
· Bachelorproject: De opkomst van de BRICS: van Noord-Zuid naar Zuid-Zuid relaties? (The rise of the BRICS: from North-South to South- South relations?)
· Werkcollege Politieke Economie (Political Economy)
· Werkcollege Kernmodule Internationale Betrekkingen (Core Course on International Relations)