Sarah Reckhow examines urban politics, education policy, policy reform, and racial and ethnic politics. She has applied social network analysis to study coalitions in urban policymaking. She is currently working on a book manuscript on the role of major foundations in urban school reform. Along with Margaret Weir, Reckhow is also studying the responses of philanthropy and nonprofits to increasing suburban poverty in four metropolitan areas. She has recently published articles in “Urban Affairs Review” and “Policy Studies Journal.” She received her PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009.