Professor Laurel Weldon is an expert on Women's Rights and Gender Equality. On Wednesday, 12 September she will join us for a dialogue on issues ranging from violence against women to the politics of intersectionality.Details
About the speaker
S. Laurel Weldon is Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University. She is the author of When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups (University of Michigan Press 2010 forthcoming) and Protest, Policy and the Problem of Violence Against Women: A Cross-National Comparison (University of Pittsburgh 2002), as well as articles in Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, Politics & Gender, and the International Journal of Feminist Politics. She is also co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Politics and Gender (with Georgina Waylen, Karen Celis, and Johanna Kantola - under contract with Oxford University Press). With Mala Htun of the New School, she is currently involved in a project on States and Sex Equality: Why do Governments Promote Women's Rights?, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. She serves on the council of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and is currently the President of the Women and Politics Research Section of APSA.