Meredith L. Weiss

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Rockefeller College of Pubic Affairs & Policy
 

Meredith WeissMilne Hall 213A
(518) 442-5269
mweiss@albany.edu
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Ph.D. Yale University
M.A. Yale University
B.A. Rice University

 

Research areas: Political mobilization and contention, the politics of development, civil society, nationalism and ethnicity, and electoral change in Southeast Asia

Professor Weiss has held visiting fellowships or professorships also at universities and institutes in Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore, as well as the US, most recently as Visiting Associate Professor in Southeast Asia Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (2013-14). Weiss is the author of Student Activism in Malaysia: Crucible, Mirror, Sideshow (Cornell SEAP/NUS Press, 2011) and Protest and Possibilities: Civil Society and Coalitions for Political Change in Malaysia (Stanford, 2006), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. She has edited or co-edited six books—most recently, The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia (forthcoming), Electoral Dynamics in Malaysia: Findings from the Grassroots (ISEAS/SIRD, 2013) and Global Homophobia: States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression (Illinois, 2013). Her research addresses political mobilization and contention, the politics of development, civil society, nationalism and ethnicity, and electoral change in Southeast Asia. Weiss has previously served as chair of the Southeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies and has served in several positions in the American Political Science Association (APSA) and component sections.