Maureen Feeley

Department of Political Science, UCSD

Maureen Feeley has teaching and research interests in the areas of human rights, politics of development, gender and globalization, electoral systems and minority representation, comparative democratization, and undergraduate teaching and learning.  Her dissertation, Transnational Movements, Human Rights and Democracy: Legal Mobilization Strategies and Majoritarian Constraints in Kenya, examined the role of electoral laws and social movement strategies in democratic transitions.  It was based on archival research and more than 100 interviews conducted during two field trips to Kenya, where she previously lived and worked for over two years as a Peace Corps volunteer.  Her current research focuses on undergraduate teaching and learning in large enrollment courses.  Feeley has received several awards for excellence in teaching, including the 2013 Eleanor Roosevelt College Outstanding Faculty Award.