The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
global social policy, political economy of development, community resilience, social vulnerability and human development in the US Gulf Coast and MS Delta region
Dr. 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.
Oxford University, D.Phil.
Oxford University, M.Phil.
Brown University, B.A.
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)
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|HS||271a||Poverty, Inequalities, and Development|
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