Sarah Chamness Long is a Senior Research Director with the International Programs (INPRO) department of NORC at the University of Chicago, where she manages the implementation of international evaluation, research, and survey projects. In her previous roles with the World Justice Project (WJP), Ms. Long led thematic research on civil justice, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and environmental governance. This included managing the administration of WJP’s annual General Population Poll (GPP) in 126 countries and jurisdictions; the piloting and publication of a household survey on legal needs and access to justice in 101 countries; and the development of environmental governance indicators for 10 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, Ms. Long has also managed expanded and customized household survey projects in Afghanistan, Mali, Niger, Pakistan, and Romania. In addition to these research-focused projects, Ms. Long previously managed a portfolio of 20+ pilot rule of law programs incubated and supported through WJP’s World Justice Challenge competitions, and conducted an evaluation of 90 WJP seed grants in 60 countries. Ms. Long has also held a number of program management and research roles with The SEEP Network, The Aspen Institute’s Justice & Society Program, and the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM).
Ms. Long holds an MSc. in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.A. in French Languages and Literatures from the University of Maryland.