Shauna Wilton, PhD

Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences
Interim Chair, Augustana - Social Sciences


Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences
(780) 679-1154
2-329 Faith & Life Centre
4901-46 Ave
Camrose AB
T4V 2R3

Interim Chair, Augustana - Social Sciences


Area of Study / Keywords

Women and Politics; Family Policy; Motherhood; Popular Culture; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; Assessment


Recent Publications:

Methot, Melanie and Shauna Wilton. 2023. "After a bit of deep thinking: Using Student Reflections to Assess Student Learning." Emerging Dialogues.">

Osborne, Geraint and Shauna Wilton. 2022.  “‘Defenders of Perversion:’ Professing Same Sex Marriage Rights in the Local Press.” Engaged Scholar Journal: Community Engaged Research, Teaching and Learning. 8 (3). 32-51,

Wilton, Shauna and Sarah Greer. 2020. “Grandma is the Mayor”: Women’s Participation in Local Politics in Alberta.” Études Canadiennes/Canadian Studies. (Forthcoming).

Wilton, Shauna. 2018. “Mothers Hunting Murderers: Representations of Motherhood in Broadchurch and Happy Valley.” Clues: A Journal of Detection. 36:1

Wilton, Shauna. 2018. Mompreneurs, Opting-Out, and Leaning In: Work/Family Choices under Neoliberalism. Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice. 39 (1): 191-204

Osborne, Geraint and Shauna Wilton. 2017. “Professing in the Local Press: Professors and Public Responsibilities.” Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship. 10:1. 

Wilton, Shauna & Lynda Ross. 2017. Flexibility, Sacrifice and Insecurity: A Canadian Study Assessing the Challenges of Balancing Work and Family in Academia. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy. DOI: 10.1080/08952833.2016.1272663

Wilton, Shauna. 2015. “A Very Useful Engine: The Politics of Thomas and Friends” in The Politics of Popular Culture: Negotiating Power, Identity, and Place. Ed. Tim Neiguth. MQUP.


Teaching Areas: Gender and Politics; Culture and Politics; Ethnicity and Politics; Law and Politics, Comparative Politics

Courses taught:

AUIDS 100: The World in Progress: Introduction to Inquiry in the Social Sciences

AUIDS 101: First Year Seminar

AUIDS/CRI 160: Crime and Community

AUPOL 250: Introduction to Comparative Politics

AUPOL 329: Politics & Culture

AUPOL/CRI 353: Law & Politics

AUPOL 355: Gender & Politics

AUPOL/CRI 453: Women and Law


AUCRI 160 - Introduction to Crime, Correction, and Community

Introduction to crime and correction in Canada. The theory and practice accompanying law enforcement, trial, correctional intervention, and probation and parole are analyzed by drawing from a range of disciplinary traditions such as ethical reflection, psychological theory, social and political thought, and biological understandings of criminality. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCRI 160 and AUIDS 160 (2020).

AUPOL 401 - Directed Reading I

Intensive study of a specific area of political studies as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Notes: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. The course is intended primarily for a student planning to pursue graduate studies.

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