Meet 2020 APSR Editor, S. Laurel Weldon of Simon Fraser University

S. Laurel Weldon is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her research, which has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Gates and Mellon Foundations, focuses on social movements, institutions, and public policy, especially the role of social movements in shaping policy on violence against women. Weldon is the author of many award-winning articles and books, including When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups (Michigan 2011), which won the Victoria Schuck Award, and most recently, The Logics of Gender Justice: State Action on Women’s Rights Around the World (with Mala Htun, Cambridge 2018). She is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook on Politics and Gender and founding co-editor of Politics, Groups and Identities, and she has served as President of APSA’s Women and Politics Research Section, President of APSA’s Women’s Caucus, and member of the APSA and MPSA Executive Councils.

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