Shauna Wilton, PhD

Associate Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences


Associate Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences
(780) 679-1154
2-329 AG10 Faith & Life Centre
4901-46 Ave
Camrose AB
T4V 2R3

By appointment


Area of Study / Keywords

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


Recent Publications:

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.

Winter Term 2021
AUCRI 353 - Law, Politics, and the Judicial Process

Examination of the Canadian judicial branch of government in comparative perspective. The course probes court structures; judicial independence, appointment, discipline, and removal; judicial decision making processes; and courts and the public policy process. Prerequisite: One of AUPOL 103, 104 (2018), 221, AUCRI 160, AUIDS 160 (2020). Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCRI 353 and AUPOL 353 (2020).

Winter Term 2022
AUIDS 100 - The World in Progress: Inquiry in the Social Sciences

This course introduces students to inquiry in the social sciences, while enabling them to develop their core academic skills. This course is not an in-depth introduction to the various disciplinary fields within the social sciences, but rather a transdisciplinary introduction to the social sciences as a whole within the context of the liberal arts.

Fall Term 2020 Fall Term 2021
AUIDS 101 - Topics in Liberal Studies

Selected topics that highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the Liberal Arts and Sciences. This seminar-style class is a key aspect of the Augustana First Year Experience. The focus and content of each course are determined by faculty interests, and vary from year to year.

Fall Term 2020 Fall Term 2021
AUPOL 250 - Introduction to Comparative Politics

An introduction to the theory and methods of the comparative study of political systems. The course focuses on institutional structures, political participation, political outcomes and contemporary political issues in a variety of countries in both the Global North and South. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPOL 104 (2018) and AUPOL 250.

Winter Term 2021
AUPOL 329 - Popular Culture, Law and Politics

Drawing on existing work in the areas of political culture, cultural studies and popular culture, this course explores the relationship and tension between politics and culture in western states, with a focus on Canada. Prerequisites: AUPOL 103 or 104 (2018).

Fall Term 2021
AUPOL 355 - Gender and Politics

Exploration of the social and political construction of gender and the impact of gender on politics through an examination of gender with regards to one or more of the following areas: representation, social policy, feminist political thought, international relations, development, and/or globalization. Prerequisite: One of AUPOL 103, 104 (2018), AUIDS 230.

Fall Term 2020
AUSSC 300 - Selected Topics in Social Sciences

Selected topics in the study of Social Sciences. Content may vary from course to course. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.

Winter Term 2021 Winter Term 2022

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