• PhD, Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States, 2020


Dr. Kaitlin Kelly-Thompson comes to us from Purdue University where she completed her doctorate degree in Political Science, where she was an Andrews Fellow and a recipient of a Purdue Research Foundation Grant for her dissertation work entitled There is Power in a Plaza: Social Movements, Democracy, and Spatial Politics. She will teach courses on Gender in State and Local Politics and Congress, Public Policy, and Bureaucracy. Alongside teaching, she is involved in an ongoing research collaboration with Dr. S. Laurel Weldon, Dr. Summer Forester, and Amber Lusvardi on the role of feminist movements in promoting women's economic rights worldwide, as well as a collaboration, headed by Dr. Weldon, Dr. Rachel Einwohner, and Dr. Valeria Sinclair Chapman, on the concept of active solidarity within social movements.