Sirje Laurel Weldon is a distinguished professor at Simon Fraser University and co-editor of the American Political Science Review. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Previously, she held a distinguished professorship at Purdue University. Weldon has won numerous awards, including a Best Book Award (in Human Rights) from the International Studies Association for her 2018 book The Logics of Gender Justice co-authored with Mala Htun.
At the Minda de Gunzberg Center for European Studies, Weldon will work on her next book, a collaboration with Summer Forester, Amber Lusvardi and Kaitlin Kelly-Thompson, which examines the role of feminist mobilization in furthering women's economic and social rights. Drawing on an original cross-national dataset on feminist mobilization, the book-in-progress combines large-scale statistical analysis with a series of case studies from every region of the world.
Distinguished Professor, Simon Fraser University
Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Powers of the powerless: Feminist mobilization and economic empowerment in Europe
Areas of Expertise
Social Movements Public Policy Gender Justice Human Rights Economic Rights Violence Against Women
Datta, Srijani, Summer Forester, Kaitlin Kelly-Thompson, Amber Lusvardi, and Laurel Weldon. “Domestic Workers from Margin to Center: Protest, Opportunity and Threat in Pandemic Politics.” Journal for Cultural Research 26, no. 1 (2022): 39–64. https://doi.org/10.1080/14797585.2022.2040336
Forester, Summer, Kaitlin Kelly-Thompson, Amber Lusvardi, and S Laurel Weldon. “New Dimensions of Global Feminist Influence: Tracking Feminist Mobilization Worldwide, 1975–2015.” International Studies Quarterly 66, no. 1 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1093/isq/sqab093
Einwohner, Rachel L., Kaitlin Kelly-Thompson, Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Fernando Tormos-Aponte, S. Laurel Weldon, Jared M. Wright, and Charles Wu. “Active Solidarity: Intersectional Solidarity in Action.” Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society 28, no. 3 (2019): 704–29. https://doi.org/10.1093/sp/jxz05