Weaver received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. From 2001-2002, she was a Brookings Research Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and from 2002-2008 an assistant professor of political science at the University of Kansas. Dr. Weaver's research focuses on the culture, behavior and reform of international financial institutions, foremost the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, as well as issues of transparency and accountability in international development aid. She is the author of Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform (Princeton University Press, 2008) and co-editor (with Nicola Phillips) of International Political Economy: Debating the Past, Present and Future (Routledge Press, 2010). In addition to several book chapters, she has also published articles in Global Governance, Journal of International Relations and Development, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Review of International Political Economy, New Political Economy, and Review of International Organizations .
Dr. Weaver is currently co-editor Review of International Political Economy, and serves on the editorial advisory boards for the journal Poverty and Public Policy, the New Millennium Books Series of Rowman & Littlefield Press, and the Routledge/University of Warwick Studies in Globalisation book series. She is also the co-founder of the Alliance on Governance Research & Analysis (AGORA).
In addition to being an Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor for the Masters in Global Policy Studies at the LBJ School, Dr. Weaver is a Distinguished Scholar and Research Coordinator for the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the University of Texas. She is a core researcher in the Strauss Center’s program on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS), a multiyear research project funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Minerva Initiative.
Dr. Weaver’s book, Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform, received the Chadwick Alger Prize for Best Book on International Organizations and Multilateralism from International Studies Association in February 2009 and the Harold Lasswell book prize from the Society of Policy Scientists in September 2009.
Dr. Weaver's CV.
PA388K Summer 2011 - Global Governance and International Organizations: Crisis or Catharsis?
PA190G Fall 2011 - Writing and Communication for Global Policy Studies
PA388K Fall 2011 - Global Economic Governance
PA 388K Spring 2012 - Advanced Topics in Public Policy: International Development
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2003
: Distinguished Scholar and Research Director, Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law; Co-Editor, Review of International Political Economy; Editorial Advisory Board, Poverty and Public Policy; Editorial Advisory Board, New Millennium Books Series of Rowman & Littlefield Press; Editorial Advisory Board, Routledge/University of Warwick Studies in Globalisation book series; co-founder, Alliance on Governance Research and Analysis (AGORA)
Research Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. (2001-2002); Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Kansas (2002-2008)
Author, Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform (Princeton University Press, 2008); Co-editor, International Political Economy: Debating the Past, Present and Future (Routledge Press, 2010)