Erum Haider is an Assistant Professor in Political Science and Environmental Studies at the College of Wooster beginning Fall 2020. She received her PhD from Georgetown University, Department of Government and is a recipient of the USIP Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar pre-doctoral fellowship for 2019-20. Erum is currently a Research Fellow at the Mahbub ul Haq Research Center in Lahore, Pakistan.

She studies the privatization of public goods. Her doctoral research examines the ability of citizens to use political representatives to lobby for better provision.

Her work has been funded by the International Growth Center, LSE, UK, the American Institute for Pakistan Studies and the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.