BARBARA WEJNERT

Barbara Wejnert

Contact:

bwejnert@buffalo.edu bwejnert@gmail.com

Vitae

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CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME:

Barbara WEJNERT, PhD


ADDRESS:

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Transnational Studies/ College of Arts and Sciences
University at Buffalo, the State University of New York
703 Clemens Hall, Buffalo, NY 14261
Tel: (716) 645-2082

e-mail: bwejnert@buffalo.edu


RESEARCH AREA:

My work focuses on processes of worldwide diffusion of democracy. Using over 200 years of data and multiple variables, I created a conceptual model for the diffusion of democracy that characterizes each country’s economic system, level of development, and global connectedness in order to assess a) national and regional progress to or regression from democratization, and b) positive versus negative outcomes of democratic development. Complementing this research, I assess processes of democratization and global development and their effects on societal health, gender equality, and most recently immigration across the world.


EDUCATION:

  • Post-Doctoral Studies-University of Florida, Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology
  • Ph.D. - A. Mickiewicz University, Poland, Political Sociology
  • Doctoral Studies - University of Leiden, Netherland
  • B.A./M.A. - A. Mickiewicz University, Poland, Sociology, magna cum laude


    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Associate Professor - Department of Transnational Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo, 2009-present
  • Founding Chair - Department of Global Gender Studies, University at Buffalo, 2005-2009
  • Visiting Associate Professor - Department of Sociology, Cornell University, 2003-2004
  • Visiting Associate Professor - Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University 1998-2003
  • Visiting Professor - Summer School, Kharkov State University, Foros, Crimea (Ukraine), May 1998
  • Visiting Professor - European Studies & Department of Sociology, Cornell University, 1994-1996
  • Assistant to Associate Professor - Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Georgia Southern University, 1988-1994


    PUBLICATIONS:

    Books

  • Wejnert, B. (2014). Diffusion of Democracy: Past and Future of World Democratization. UK: Cambridge University Press
  • Wejnert, B., S.Steinmetz & N. Prakash, (Eds.). (2013) (second edition) Safe Motherhood in Globalized World. Routledge: New York, London [first edition 2009].
  • Prakash, N., B. Wejnert & B. McLellan. (Eds.). (2011) Empowerment of Women through Science & Technology Interventions. London, United Kingdom/Delhi India: Regency Publications /Daya Publishing House (exclusive branch of Elsevier Science and Technology Publishing Group).
  • Wejnert, B. (Ed.) (2002). Transition to Democracy in Eastern Europe and Russia: Impact on Economy, Politics and Culture. Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood Press.
  • Reviewed: James Kluegel, Contemporary Sociology; Washington, 2004, 33, 2, p. 217-8, R J Mitchell, Choice. Middletown: September 2002.Vol.40, no. 1; p. 178-79.
  • Wejnert, B. & M. Spencer (Eds.). (1996). Women in Post-Communism. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press/Elsevier Science Publishing Group, London, United Kingdom.

    Research in Political Sociology, books series (volumes 18-22)

  • Woods, D. & B. Wejnert (Eds.). (2014) The Many Faces of Populism: Current Perspectives. Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, United Kingdom
  • Wejnert, B. (Ed.). (2013). Voices of Globalization. Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, United Kingdom
  • Wejnert, B. (Ed.). (2012). Linking Environment, Democracy and Gender. Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, United Kingdom
  • Wejnert, B. (Ed.). (2011). Democracy: Challenges to Health. Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, United Kingdom
  • Wejnert, B. (Ed.). (2010). Democratic Paths and Trends. Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, United Kingdom

    Database

  • Wejnert, B. (2007). Nations, Development and Democracy: 1800-2005. Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research [Computer file] (web interactive database and a monograph as narrative with an index. (Extension for 2005-2013 -- in preparation)

    Selected Journal Articles

  • Wejnert, B. (review & resubmit). Diffusion of Democracy and the Future of Ukrainian Democracy. The Revue d'Etudes comparatives Est-Ouest.
  • Wejnert, B. (forthcoming). How Democracy Makes Waves. Perspectives on Politics. Invited participation in a Critical Dialogue between myself, Kurt Weyland and the Editor of the journal on two books Making Waves: Democratic Contention in Europe and Latin America since the Revolution of 1848 by K. Weyland, and B.Wejnert Diffusion of Democracy: Past and Future of Global Democracy.
  • Wejnert, B. (2014). Diffusion of Democracy, Democracy’s Goals and Ukrainian Future. Studia Spoleczne, 12, 203-214.
  • Wejnert, B. (2011). A Conceptual Threshold Model of Adoption of Innovations as a Function of Innovation’s Value and Actor’s Characteristics. Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, 12, 40-65.
  • Wejnert, B., A. Parrot & A. Djumabaeva. (2008). Health Policies in Transitional Economies: Poland and Kyrgyzstan, 1990-2006. Social Science Research Network, 4, (no. 2008-06), 180-209. Reprinted: “Maternal Health and Well-Being”. (2009) Icfai University Press, India Received Award from Social Science Research Network as Health & the Economy Top Ten papers. Abstract and download statistics at the URL
  • Cimasi, K. & B. Wejnert. (2008). The Charity or Entitlement Conundrum: Welfare Policies and Safe Motherhood in Impoverished Buffalo, New York. Marriage and Family Review, 3&4, 283-312.
  • Wejnert, B. (2008). Effects of Global Democracy on Reproductive Health: 1970-2005, Cross-World Analysis. Marriage and Family Review, 3&4, 14-37.
  • Wejnert, B., Parrot A., Djumabaeva A. (2008). Maternal Health Policies in Countries in Transitional Economies: Poland and Kyrgyzstan, 1990-2006. Marriage and Family Review, 3&4, 180-209.
  • Wejnert, B., Prakash, N. & S. Steinmetz. (2008). Conceptual Framework for Integrating Perspectives and Approaches to Problems of Safe Motherhood. Marriage and Family Review, 3&4, 2-13.
  • Wejnert, B. (2005). Diffusion, Development and Democracy, 1800-1999. American Sociological Review, 1 (70), 53-81. Paper Recognition at the Centennial Celebration of the American Sociology Association (September 2005).
  • Wejnert, B. & A. Djumabaeva. (2004). From Patriarchy to Egalitarianism in Democratizing Poland and Kyrgyzstan. Marriage and Family Review, 3/4 (36), 147-171. Reprinted: In Paterson, G. S. Steinmetz, & S. Wilson (Eds.) (2005) Parent-Youth Relations (147-173). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.
  • Wejnert, B. (2003). The Effects of Growth of Democracy and Transition to Market-Based Economies on Women’s Well-Being. Journal of Consumer Policy, 26, 465-493.
  • Wejnert, B. (2002). Integrating Diffusion Models: A Conceptual Framework. Annual Review of Sociology, 28, 276-306. Reprinted: In Valeriavich, R.V. (Ed.) 2004. Экономическая Cоциология (Sociological Economy) vol. 5, no. 1 (in Russian)

    Recent Book chapters

  • Wejnert, B. (forthcoming). Modern Leprosy: HIV/AID Patients in Poland: 1985-2011. In A. Parrott & J. Allen (Eds.). HIV/AIDS Policies and their Impact on Women: Global Perspective. Routledge.
  • Wejnert, B. (2014). Populism and Democracy: Not the Same but Interconnected. In: Woods, D. & B. Wejnert (Eds.). The Many Faces of Populism: Current Perspectives (pp.145-164). Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom.
  • Wejnert, B. (2014). Epilogue: Finding Populism Today. In Woods, D. & B. Wejnert (Eds.). The Many Faces of Populism: Current Perspectives (pp.165-181). Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom.
  • Wejnert, B. (2013). Understanding the United States Immigration Policies as a Function of Globalization. In Sawa-Czajka, E. (Ed.). Praca Socjalna z Imigrantami w Wybranych Krajach Świata (pp.139-157). Warsaw: Polliana Press.
  • Wejnert, B. (2013). Reflections on the Impact of Globalization: Diffusion, Equality and Opportunity. In
  • Wejnert, B. (Ed.). Voices of Globalization (pp. 275-281). Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom.
  • Wejnert, B. (2012). Transcendence of Market Economy and Democracy. In Ministry of Science and Economic Development (Ed.). Actual Problems in Science, Education and Economy in XXI Century (pp.15-26). CAMARA, Russia.
  • Wejnert, B. (2012). Why There is a Need to Study Economy and Democracy When Linking Environment and Gender? In
  • Wejnert, B. (Ed.). Linking Environment, Democracy and Gender (pp. 157-161). Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom.
  • Wejnert, B. (2012) The Strength of Face-to-Face Contacts, Personal Ties, and Institutional Links in Building Democracy: The Case of Dissident Movement in Eastern Europe. In
  • Wejnert, B. (Ed.). Linking Environment, Democracy and Gender (pp. 139-156). Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom.
  • Madaha R. & B. Wejnert. (2011). The Declining Health Status as Fuelled by Illusory Internal Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa: Is There any Future? In
  • Wejnert, B. (Ed.). Democracy: Challenges to Health (pp. 129-156). Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom.
  • Prakash, N. & B. Wejnert. (2011). Health, Development and Democracy: Health Systems in South East Asia and in Eastern Europe. In
  • Wejnert, B. (Ed.). Democracy: Challenges to Societal Health (pp.41-54). Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom.
  • Wejnert, B. (2011). Global Development, Population’s Health, and Democracy: Policy Recommendations. In
  • Wejnert, B. (Ed.). Democracy: Challenges to Societal Health (pp. 169-179). Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom.
  • Wejnert, B. (2011). Issues in Health, Democracy and Development. In
  • Wejnert, B. (Ed.). Democracy: Challenges to Societal Health (pp.1-10). Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom.
  • Wejnert, B. (2010). World Trends and the Trajectory of Democratization. In
  • Wejnert, B. (Ed.). Democratic Paths and Trends (pp.5-25). Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom.

    Books Reviews/Encyclopedia Entries

  • Wejnert, Barbara (forthcoming). Principles of Democracy: Theory and Practical Application. In Sherwood Thompson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice. Rowman & Littlefield, New York.
  • Wejnert, B. (2005). Book Review of Putin’s Russia. Part Imperfect, Future Uncertain, by Dale R. Herspring (Ed.). Slavic Review, 64 (3), p. 678-680.


    Editorials

  • Book Series EditorResearch in Political Sociology, 2009-present Published by Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom
  • Editorial Board Journal Marriage and Family Review, 2005-2010
  • Editorial Board Journal Research in Political Sociology 2009-present


    GRANTS

  • Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Initiative (research grant in preparation, PI with two co-PIs)
  • Tell Your Story: Journals of Political Immigrants. Civil Engagement and Public Policy Research Fellowship, SUNY Buffalo. Research Grant, $3500, (PI), 2014-2015.
  • Scholarly Exchange with the Post- Soviet Republics of Central Asian, Institute for International Education. Development Grant, $40,000 (co-PI with Alma Djumabajeva, Kyrgyz State University, Bishkek), 2008.
  • Open Society Foundation, Collaborative Research and Development. Development Grant, $60,000 (co- PI with Tamara Drakuliena, Georgia State University, Tbilisi), 2006.
  • Open Society Foundation, Development of Gender Studies in Poland and Kyrgyzstan. Development Grant, $45,000 (co-PI with Alma Djumabaeva, Kyrgyz State University, Bishkek), 2004.
  • Democratic Transitions: Challenges to Gender. The Case of Poland and Ukraine. IREX (International Research and Exchanges Board). Research Grant, $ 8,000, (PI), 2002.
  • Democratic Transition and the Well-Being of Polish Men and Women. IREX (International Research and Exchanges Board). Research Grant, $10,000 (co-PI with J. Stycos, Cornell University), 1999.
  • Open Society Foundation, Eastern European Research and Academic Program. Development Grant, $370,000, (PI), 1996-98.
  • Democracy and Women’s Life in Polish Rural Communities. Polish Academy of Science. Research Grant, 40000ZL ($10000) (co-PI with Z. Tyszka, A. Mickiewicz University, Poland), 1998.
  • Ford Foundation, Eastern European Research & Academic Program. Development Grant, $20,000, (PI), 1996.
  • Kosciuszko Foundation, Eastern European Research and Academic Program. Development Grant, $20,000, (PI), 1996.
  • Welfare Reform in Rural Communities. Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development. Research Grant, $5,000 (co-PI with Paul Eberst, Cornell University), 1995.
  • Quality of Life in Post-Communist Poland. Cornell University. Innovative Research Grant, $3,000, (PI), 1995.
  • Democratic Transition and its Influences on the Well-being of Polish Men and Women. Life Course Institute, Cornell University. Research Grant, $ 15,000 (co-PI with J. Stycos, Cornell University), 1995.
  • Underground Literature as a Pre-set for Polish Democratization. National Endowment for the Humanities. Research Grant, $5000, (PI), 1994.
  • Societal Well-being in Democratizing Eastern Europe. International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX). Research Grant, $5,000, 1994.
  • Democracy in Eastern Europe. National Endowment for the Humanities. Research Grant, $10.000, (PI), 1993.
  • Poland and Eastern Europe on its Own. Humanities Council in Georgia. Research Grant, $10,000, (PI), 1990.

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