Denise M. Horn, Ph.D.

Simmons College

Phone: 617.521.2586

Address: Simmons College, 300 The Fenway

City: Boston, Massachusetts - 02115

Country: United States

About Me:

Denise M. Horn is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Political Science and International Relations at Simmons College in Boston, MA. She is the author of Democratic Governance and Social Entrepreneurship: Civic Participation and theFuture 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. Dr. Horn is a 2014 Fulbright Senior Scholar, where she conducted seminars in Democratization and Human Rights at Universitas Andalas, in West Sumatra, Indonesia. She currently serves on the editorial board for Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and the incoming Chair of the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section of the International Studies Association.

Research Interests

Foreign Aid

Foreign Policy

Gender and Politics


Human Rights

Feminist International Relations

State-citizen Interactions

Feminist Foreign Policy

Family Planning Policies

Countries of Interest



Former Soviet Union