Denise M. Horn is an Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science and International Relations and Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Simmons University.
She is the author of Democratic Governance and Social Entrepreneurship: Civic Participation and the Future 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. Her current research focuses on the effects of US and Japanese family planning aid in Southeast Asia.
Dr. Horn is a 2014 Fulbright Senior Scholar, where she conducted seminars in Democratization and Human Rights at Universitas Andalas, in West Sumatra, Indonesia. In fall 2018, Dr. Horn was a Visiting Associate Professor at Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. She currently serves on the editorial board for Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and is the current Chair of the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies section of the International Studies Association.