Barbara Wejnert



Barbara Wejnert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Transnational Studies, founding chair of the department of Global Gender Studies at the University at Buffalo and a former faculty member and director of academic program at Cornell University. She is an author of 10 books (the last Diffusion of Democracy published with the Cambridge University Press), and nearly 70 scholarly articles and chapters in academic books. Her research concerns worldwide diffusion of democracy, and the effects of democratization on the well-being of societies, especially on women and girls. These analyses are further enriched by her additional interest in global development and outcomes of globalization for societies particularly for women and girls. In her studies she applies multilevel regression growth models for which she created a web- interactive database Nations, Development and Democracy: 1800-2005 that is available at ICPSR University of Michigan. The database assesses 187 sovereign countries from 1800–2005 on indicators that represent countries’ level of democracy and political freedoms, economic and social development, and diffusion processes. She is experienced administrator, her administrative work included establishment and directorship of academic program Eastern European Research and Exchange program at Cornell University; establishment, development and chairmanship of Department of Global Gender Studies (global studies with focus on gender) and its graduate programs at the University at Buffalo, and founding and directing of an organization on global women/girls research -- Women’s Bridge.

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Professor Barbara Wejnert

Department of Transnational Studies/ Global Gender Studies College of Arts & Sciences

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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York
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