Dr. Leah Wells Windsor (MA '06) is a new instructor in the department. She received
her PhD in Political Science from the University of Mississippi in 2012. Her dissertation
was on "The Political Consequences of Natural Disasters," with chapters examining
sub-national contentious behavior, human rights, and leadership tenure. In 2011 she
participated in Journeys in World Politics at the University of Iowa, won the Best
Graduate Paper award at the Mississippi Political Science Association meeting, and
presented two papers at the International Studies Association in San Diego, CA. In
2012 she earned travel grants to attend the annual conferences for The Society for
Political Methodology in Chapel Hill, NC as well as the American Political Science
Association in New Orleans, LA. She is currently working on a paper on the composition
of peacekeeping operations with Dr. Megan Shannon (Florida State University) and Dr.
Jacob Kathman (SUNY Buffalo). She has a co-authored article on climate migration forthcoming
in International Feminist Journal of Politics.
Leah looks forward to teaching classes in the areas of American Government, International
Relations and Political Statistics for the department, and will coordinate the brown
bag lecture series this year.