Denise M. Horn

Interim Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations and Department of Women's and Gender Studies
  • Political Science & International Relations
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
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Education

  • PhD Rutgers University

About Me

Denise M. Horn is an Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science and International Relations and Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Simmons University.

She is the author of Democratic Governance and Social Entrepreneurship: Civic Participation and the Future of Democracy (Routledge 2013) and Women, Civil Society and the Geopolitics of Democratization (Routledge 2010). Dr. Horn is an International Relations scholar, whose work explores the relationship of civil society development to democratic growth, focusing on women’s transnational activism and trends in global development strategies, such as social entrepreneurship. She has facilitated workshops in social entrepreneurship and community development in Thailand, Indonesia and India. Her current research focuses on the effects of US and Japanese family planning aid in Southeast Asia.

Dr. Horn is a 2014 Fulbright Senior Scholar, where she conducted seminars in Democratization and Human Rights at Universitas Andalas, in West Sumatra, Indonesia. In fall 2018, Dr. Horn was a Visiting Associate Professor at Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. She currently serves on the editorial board for Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and is the past Chair of the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies section of the International Studies Association.

What I Teach

  • Introduction to International Politics
  • US Foreign Policy
  • International Organizations and Law
  • Human Rights: Basic Dilemmas
  • Feminist International Relations
  • East Asian Politics
  • Global and Civil Society in Southeast Asia (Travel Course)

Research/Creative Activities

My current research focuses on the embodied nature of citizenship in democratizing states, with a concentration on Southeast Asia. I examine this in a variety of ways, including development schemes, state natal policies, and women in civil society.

Publications

2013. Democratic Governance and Social Entrepreneurship: Civic Participation and the Future of Democracy. NY: Routledge (Released in Paperback and Kindle Edition July 2015)

2010. Women, Civil Society and the Geopolitics of Democratization. NY: Routledge. (Released in Paperback and Kindle Edition September 2012; Reviewed in International Feminist Journal of Politics 15(2), July 2013).

Refereed Journals

2019. "’Happy and Prosperous Families’ and Foreign Aid: The Biopolitics of Fertility Control in Indonesia". TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia (forthcoming: accepted with revisions).

2018. "Introduction to Displacement" (with Serena Parekh), Signs: Journal of Women, Culture and Society, Vol. 43, Number 3, Spring 2018, pp. 503-514.

2015. "Teaching Abroad: Creating Global Citizens and Global Teachers" E-Journal of Public Affairs, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 30. http://www.ejournalofpublicaffairs.org/4-1-3-teaching-abroad-creating-global-citizens-and-global-teachers/

2012/13. "Locating Security in the Womb: US Foreign Policy and International Family Planning Programs" International Feminist Journal of Politics, print Issue 15(2), July 2013 and published on-line July 30, 2012. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14616742.2012.699784#preview

2008. "Setting the Agenda: US and Nordic Gender Policies in Estonia," International Feminist Journal of Politics, Vol. 10, No.1, March, pp. 59-77.

2005. "Constructing Agency: US Foreign Funding and Gender Identity in Moldovan Civil Society," Journal Transitions, Centre d'étude de la vie politique, Université libre de Bruxelles, Winter 2005-06, pp. 203-222.

Chapters in Books

2018. "Social Entrepreneurship, Democracy and Political Participation" in Social Entrepreneurship: An Affirmative Critique, Pascal Dey and Chris Steyaert, eds. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 330-339.

2014. "Citizenship, Nationality and Gender" in Gender Matters, 2nd Edition, Laura Shepherd, ed., London: Routledge, pp. 320-330.

2010. "Boots and Bed Sheets: Constructing the Military Support System in a Time of War," in Gender, War and Militarism, Laura Sjoberg and Sandra Via, eds., Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Security International.

2003. "Feminist Approaches to International Relations," Encyclopedia of Government and Politics 2nd Edition, Mary Hawkesworth and Maurice Kogan, eds. London: Routledge, pp. 879-896.

Book Reviews

2019. Horn, Denise M. The NGO Game: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in the Balkans and Beyond, Patrice C. McMahon, author. International Feminist Journal of Politics 21:1, p. 161-163. DOI: 10.1080/14616742.2018.1543551 (published online Nov. 2018)

2016. Horn, Denise M. Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis, Nancy Fraser, author, and Theorizing NGOs: States, Feminisms, and Neoliberalism, Victoria Bernal and Inderpal Grewal, eds. Signs, Vol. 41, No. 4, Summer 2016, pp. 991-995.

2012. Horn, Denise M. Shaping a Woman’s Global Agenda: Women’s NGOs and Global Governance 1925-85. Karen Garner, author. International Feminist Journal of Politics, Vol. 14, Issue 2, May, pp. 321-323.

Journal Editor

2018. "Displacement" Special Issue of Signs: Journal of Women, Culture and Society (with Serena Parehk), Vol. 43, Number 3, Spring 2018.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

International Studies Association