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Catherine Weaver

Assistant ProfessorPhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison



Catherine (Kate) Weaver is an Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

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 organizational culture, behavior and reform of international financial institutions, foremost the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Her book, Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform, was published by Princeton University Press in November 2008. In addition to several book chapters, she has also published or will be publishing articles in Global Governance, Journal of International Relations and Development, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Review of International Political Economy, and New Political Economy. She is also the co-editor or co-author of three forthcoming books, The Politics of International Organizations: Bridging the Rationalist-Constructivist Divide (with Alex Thompson and Michael J. Tierney), International Political Economy and the Transatlantic Divide (with Nicola Phillips), and Theory and Practice of International Organizations (with Michael Lipson and Michael Mosser). Dr. Weaver is currently a co-editor at 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.

In addition to being an Assistant Professor at the LBJ School, Dr. Weaver is a Fellow and Director of the Global Governance Program for the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the University of Texas.

Dr. Weaver received the Chadwick Alger Prize for Best Book on International Organizations and Multilateralism, International Studies Association in February 2009 for her book Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform (2008 Princeton University Press).

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