Shauna Wilton, PhD

Associate Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences
Chair, Augustana - Social Sciences


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

Chair, Augustana - Social Sciences

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 (2020).

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).

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