About S. Laurel
Weldon is scholar of public policy and social movements, and is especially expert in comparing policies and movements on women’s rights across countries. Areas of focus include violence against women, women’s work, and poverty. She also studies how to improve democratic systems of government by better including women, minorities, and poor people in democratic policymaking processes. Professor Weldon has worked extensively in Canada and the United States for local, state, federal and First Nations governments, and has been invited to lecture on gender equality issues in countries as diverse as Singapore, India, Iceland and Australia. She has also advised local and international organizations on women’s rights and anti-poverty advocacy, making presentations to local organizations such as the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) and Democracy for America as well as international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank.