S. Laurel Weldon
#28550 Overall Influence

S. Laurel Weldon

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S. Laurel Weldon is Director of the Purdue Policy Research Institution, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Simon Fraser University, and a well-known democratic and feminist theorist. She earned a B.A. in political science and sociology, with a minor in philosophy, from Simon Fraser University, an M.A. in political science at the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pittsburgh.

After graduation, she moved on to Purdue University, where she conducted a series of international studies on incidents of violence against women and published a book Protest, Policy and the Problem of Violence Against Women.

She went on to write other books, including When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups, and The Logics of Gender Justice: State Action on Women’s Rights Around the World, which was co-written with Mala Htun. The International Studies Association honored the latter book with the Human Rights Best Book Award, and the former book won the American Political Science Association’s 2012 Victoria Schuck Award.

Weldon’s work has made substantial contributions to the study of domestic violence and the role of women in politics. Her empirical methods were particularly notable, reflecting a research framework rooted in feminist and political theory.

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S. Laurel Weldon is a Canadian and American political scientist, currently a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Simon Fraser University. She is a democratic and feminist theorist, known for studies of the cross-national evolution of women's rights, policies on the prevention of violence against women, and the inclusion of women in political decision-making. Weldon's work has been noted for contributing to both substantive political theory and empirical methods.

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Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University

Public research university in British Columbia, Canada

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University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia

Public research university in British Columbia, Canada

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#63 World Rank
Political Science