Dr. Shannon Drysdale Walsh
Assistant Professor
McKnight Land-Grant Professor (2014-16)
Department of Political Science
University of Minnesota Duluth
1123 University Drive, 304 Cina Hall
Duluth, MN 55812
(two one eight) 206-2426
shannondwalsh [at] gmail [dot com]

Shannon Drysdale Walsh earned her Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 2011. She is an assistant professor and McKnight Land-Grant Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She was a visiting researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the summer and fall of 2015. 

She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship for 2014-2016 -- an endowed professorship for promising junior faculty in the University of Minnesota system. She has been awarded nationally competitive fellowships and funding from the American Association of University Women, National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright-Hays, and Mellon/ACLS. She was awarded a residential faculty research fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota (Fall 2012) and was a residential fellow at the American Political Science Association Centennial Center (Summer 2012). 

Her research helps explain the development and variation in practices within specialized justice system institutions (police units and courts) that address violence against women in Latin America. She also produces scholarship on the impacts of women's representation, crime and victimization in Latin America, and sex trafficking in the United States.

Shannon Drysdale Walsh's research and teaching interests include comparative politics in Latin America, women and politics, institutions, comparative democratization, human rights, gender and public policy, and violence against women. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Please see her CV for additional information regarding her publications, awards, teaching, ongoing research, and involvement in the discipline.
 She has published in journals such as the International Feminist Journal of PoliticsPolitics, Groups, and Identities; Current Sociology; Studies in Social Justice; and Human Rights Review; with forthcoming work in Latin American Research ReviewHer research has been also featured in PS: Political Science and Politics

Shannon Drysdale Walsh was recently interviewed by the Supreme Court in Nicaragua. In 2015, she gave fourteen conference presentations and invited talks at universities, including the University of Kansas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the City University of New York. She will be presenting at upcoming conferences, including:
  • Latin American Studies Association (May 2016)
  • American Political Science Association (August 2016)