GenX women in higher ed from around the globe

Denise M. Horn

Denise is a mover, a shaker and a world traveler.  When Denise isn’t traveling for teaching and research, she calls Boston, Massachusetts her home. She is an Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Northeastern University, and received her PhD from Rutgers University.

Denise is the author of Women, Civil Society and the Geopolitics of Democratization (Routledge 2010) and the forthcoming book Democratic Governance and Social Entrepreneurship: Civic Participation and the Future of Democracy (Routledge 2012). Her research explores the relationship of civil society development to democratic growth, focusing on transnational activism and trends in global development. She has conducted field research in Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and India. Denise also directs the Northeastern University Global Corps Practicum, which introduces students to social entrepreneurship in countries such as India, Indonesia and Thailand.

Denise is spending her summer in Boston, and her dog Sascha is very happy about that.

Posts include:

Stop Thinking You’re the Smartest Person in the Room

The Seduction of Belonging

Thank You For Being Human

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  2. Thanks Mom :)

  3. [...] Denise Horn (Boston, USA): I thought I had my work/life balance under control until yesterday. I have a satisfying social life; I spend quality time with my partner and my dog every day. I am actively engaged in the university community. I enjoy working in the field and arrange my life around month-long trips with my students, whom I adore. I like to say that my work and personal life are so intricately bound together that I have found a perfect balance. My grandmother died yesterday, two days before I am scheduled to leave for India. I found myself trying to explain to my brother (who is also an academic) that I couldn’t reroute my flight to Scotland for the funeral because my students were expecting me. He simply said “Your students are not your family.” He’s right. I need to reevaluate my priorities. [...]

  4. [...] Denise Horn (Boston, USA): As you can imagine, after six years of traveling with students, I’ve had more than one outrageous experience, far too many to tell here. But one of my more memorable trips was with a fellow faculty member (and a dear friend)–we traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to attend the World Social Forum. A friend took on us a night safari after a dinner, so we were both overdressed. We sat in the back of the jeep, looking for lions, sipping on champagne and singing The Girl From Ipanema at the tops of our lungs. We couldn’t figure out why we didn’t see any lions. [...]

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