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Kathleen Staudt (born September 8, 1946) is a professor of political science at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she holds an endowed professorship for western hemispheric trade policy studies. Her courses focus on topics such as public policy, borders, democracy, leadership and civic engagement, and women and politics. She has published journal articles, book chapters, and complete books. Primarily these focus on women/gender in international development, immigration, university-community partnership engagement, education, and violence. Nine of her eighteen books focus on the border between Mexico and the United States, including Violence and Activism at the Border (University of Texas Press, 2008).



Staudt obtained her B.A. in political science at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 1971. She then obtained a PhD in philosophy of political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1976.


Following the completion of her doctorate, Staudt moved to the University of Texas at El Paso in 1977 and continues to teach there today. Between 1984-1985 she was the coordinator of the Women's Studies Program there. Between 1998-2008, Staudt directed the Center for Civic Engagement. She has also worked extensively with the United Nations. This has included UNRISD on multilateral and bilateral technical assistance strategies to mainstream women, the UN Division for the Advancement of Women on "Technical Assistance and Mainstreaming Women" (1995) and "Equality in High-Level Political Decision Making" (1989), and the UN Development Programme, Background Paper, "Political Representation: Engendering Democracy" (1995).


  • Agricultural Policy Implementation. 1985.
  • Women, Foreign Assistance, and Advocacy Administration. 1985.
  • Managing Development: State, Society, and International Contexts. 1991.
  • Political Science and Feminisms: Integration or Transformation? 1997.
  • Free Trade?: Informal Economies at the U.S.-Mexico Border. 1998.
  • Policy, Politics and Gender: Women Gaining Ground. 1998.
  • Fronteras No Mas: Toward Social Justice at the U.S.-Mexico Border. 2002.
  • Violence and Activism at the Border: Gender, Fear, and Everyday Life in Ciudad Juárez. 2008.
  • Courage, Resistance, and Women in Ciudad Juárez: Challenges to Militarization. 2015.
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