Departments/ProgramsThe Heller School for Social Policy and Management
DegreesOxford University, D.Phil.
Oxford University, M.Phil.
Brown University, B.A.
Expertiseglobal social policy, political economy of development, community resilience, social vulnerability and human development in the US Gulf Coast and MS Delta region
ProfileDr. Jasmine Waddell is an Assistant Professor of Environmental and Public Affairs in the Greenspun School of Urban Affairs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Waddell earned her PhD from the University of Oxford in Social Policy before completing a NICHD Postdoctoral Fellowship based at the Wellesley Centers for Women. Before coming to UNLV, Dr. Waddell held positions as a Visiting Lecturer at Brandeis University, faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the Program for Women in Politics and Public Policy and as a Senior Program Officer at Oxfam America. Her fields of specialization include environmental policy, resilience studies, poverty and social inclusion, qualitative research methods, strategic planning for nonprofit organizations, monitoring and evaluation, gender and human rights, and South African Studies. She has published articles in African Studies Quarterly (2006) and New Global Studies (2011). Her work on race relations in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina is a chapter in Resilience and Opportunity (2011, Brookings Institution Press) and as a New Republic blogpost (2011). Dr. Waddell is a US Rhodes Scholar and serves as a Trustee of the Brown University Corporation and Affiliated Faculty at the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities After Disaster (CRSCASD) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
|HS||259f||Topics in Sustainable Development|
|HS||271a||Poverty, Inequalities, and Development|
|HS||278f||Monitoring and Evaluation|
|HS||285f||Rights-Based Approach to Development I|
Awards and Honors
National Poverty Center summer workshop on “Analyzing Poverty and Socioeconomic Trends Using the American Community Survey (ACS)” (2009)
National Poverty Center summer workshop on “Poverty and Child Development Data” (2006)
National Institutes for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005 - 2007)
US Rhodes Scholarship (Rhode Island and Mansfield/St. Antony's) (2000)
Waddell, Jasmine M., Lee, Silas, DeDecker, Breonne. "Interracial Alliance Building in a Resilient New Orleans: Moving to a “Full Embrace"." Resilience and Opportunity on the Gulf Coast. Ed. A. Plyer, A. Lui, R. Mizelle, & R. Anglin. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2011
Waddell, Jasmine M.. "Review of The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy." Rev. of The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy, by Waddell, Jasmine. New Global Studies vol. 5 of 2 2011: Article 5.
Waddell, Jasmine M./Cooper, John. "Impact of Climate Change on Response Providers and Socially Vulnerable Communities in the US.
Waddell, Jasmine M.. "Book Review." Rev. of Engendering Human Rights: Cultural and Socio-Economic Realities in Africa., by Obioma Nnaemeka and Joy Ezeilo, Eds.. of African Studies Quarterl
Waddell, Jasmine M.. "Commentary: Strange Bedfellows or an Overdue Analogy? Library Access and Marriage Equality..
Waddell, Jasmine M.. "Opinion Column: From Bayard Rustin to Kenneth Cole." Bay Windows ..
Waddell, Jasmine M.. "A Dream Deferred: Social Citizenship And Social Security In Post-Apartheid South Africa A Case Study Of Mount Frere, Eastern Cape Province..
Waddell, Jasmine M.. "Migrating the Dream: the Child Support Grant and Internal Migration in Post-Apartheid South Africa." Migration and Health in Southern Africa.. Ed. Cohen, Robin. Belleville, South Africa: Van Schaik Content Solutions, 2003
Waddell, Jasmine M.. "“Nowhere to Run: Women in Gugulethu Speak Out”." Rights Now (2003).
Sogaula, N., van Niekerk, R., Noble, M., Waddell, J., Green, C., Sigala, M., Samson M.. "Social Security Transfers, Poverty and Chronic Illness in the Eastern Cape. An Investigation of the Relationship Between Social Security Grants, the Alleviation of Rural Poverty and Chronic Illnesses: A Case Study of Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape..