Assistant Professor of Government
Contact & Office Hours
10 Prospect Street #302
Ph.D., M.A., University of Colorado
B.A., Colorado College
Bozena Welborne teaches courses on the Middle East, political economy, and women’s political participation. Welborne’s book, Women, Money, and Political Participation in the Middle East (Palgrave, 2022), explores how money from abroad conditions women’s political and economic opportunities in the region. Welborne is also a co-author of the book, The Politics of the Headscarf in the United States (Cornell University Press, 2018), which showcases results from the largest academic survey of Muslim-American women regarding their Islamic practice and politicization. Her work has been published in the Digest of Middle East Studies, Middle East Law and Governance, The Journal of Arabian Studies, Social Sciences Quarterly, Politics and Religion, Political Research Quarterly, and by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Baker Institute for Public Policy (BIPP) at Rice University. Prior to Smith, Welborne was an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno.