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


AUPOL 329 - Popular Culture, Law and Politics

An exploration of the relationship between popular culture and law and politics through an examination of scholarly work on political culture and cultural studies and case studies.

AUPOL 355 - Gender, Law, and Politics

An exploration of the role of gender in law and politics, including an overview of key concepts, theories, and issues.

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