Department of Political Science
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder
Bozena Welborne is a Fulbright, Boren, and FLAS Fellow with close to two years of fieldwork experience across Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, and Yemen. She also has experience working in the policy arena through a Hybl Fellowship at the International Foundation of Electoral Systems in Washington, D.C., where she researched gender quotas as a policy option for enfranchising Arab women.
Dr. Welborne’s dissertation, Between the Veil and the Vote: Exploring Incentives to Politically Incorporate Women in the Arab World, focuses on the intersection of international and domestic gender-related policy in the context of the Middle East and North Africa. In particular, it explores how foreign capital inputs in the form of aid, foreign direct investment, and remittances have contributed to changes in women’s political, economic, and social rights.
At Nevada, Dr. Welborne’s plan is to continue her scholarship on institutional and social change in the Middle East, newly focusing on the impact of Arab Diaspora remittances on the Arab Spring. In addition, her multi-university project surveying Muslim women’s changing veiling practices across the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East is also moving forward.
Dr. Welborne brings expertise in the region, Arabic-language proficiency, and advanced statistical training to our campus, along with a passion for teaching and motivating students to explore the broader world.
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