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Wilson Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, Brown University

American Political Economy Fellow - Class of Spring 2024

Margaret Weir is Wilson Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Brown University, where she co-directs the Stone Project on Inequality at the Watson Institute. Previously she was the Avice M. Saint Chair in Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, and John G. Winant Visiting Professor of American Government at the University of Oxford. Weir is the author and editor of several books, including Who Gets What? The New Politics of Insecurity (co-edited with Frances Rosenbluth; Cambridge, 2021); The Social Divide: Political Parties and the Future of Activist Government (Brookings and Russell Sage, 1998); Politics and Jobs: The Boundaries of Employment Policy in the United States (Princeton, 1993); and The Politics of Social Policy in the United States (with Ann Shola Orloff and Theda Skocpol, Princeton, 1988). Her work has been supported by the Institute for Advanced Study, Russell Sage Foundation, and the Radcliffe Institute. She served as director of the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Building Resilient Regions, as well as on several editorial boards, including of Politics and Society, American Political Science Review, and Urban Affairs Review. Weir is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Social Insurance. In 2020, she received the Norton Long Career Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association’s Urban and Local Politics Section, and in 2022 the Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award.

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