Linda D. Smith
I received my MPA from Texas Southern University, and BA in Spanish and Political Science from Illinois State University. My research interests include comparative politics, social movements, ethnic politics, political culture, and gender politics. I worked from 2010- 2011 as a graduate assistant for the Women’s Studies Center. I also served as the 2012 African and African Diaspora Graduate Student Association Conference Chair. I am a member of the MPSA Women’s Caucus and I currently serve on the NCOBPS Women's Initiative Ad Hoc Committee. I have taught courses on gender justice, international development, American politics, and foreign policy.