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Professor
Unit: Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Department: Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
Office location and address
Garrett L020C
235 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., 2006, Pennsylvania State University, Political Science Fields: American politics, Comparative politics, Research Methods & Statistical Analysis
M.A., 2003, Pennsylvania State University, Political Science
B.A., 2001, Pennsylvania State University, Major: International politics.
Biography

Christine Mahoney is Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Director of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia.

She studies social justice advocacy, activism and direct action through social entrepreneurship. Her first book Brussels vs. the Beltway(Georgetown University Press) explored how advocates shape public policy in two of the most powerful political systems on the planet: the US and the EU. She conducted fieldwork in seven conflict zones in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America for her second book Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced (Cambridge University Press). The book argues we need to advance social entrepreneurship for the 60 million people displaced by violent conflict worldwide.

To help foster innovative solutions to social problems she launched and leads Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia. Over the past three years the SE@UVA Initiative has introduced new courses on social entrepreneurship, a minor, a concept competition, scholarships to work with social enterprises and a myriad of student activities providing hands-on experience in social innovation. 

She was previously an Assistant Professor at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and the Director of the Center for European Studies and the Maxwell EU Center. She has been a Fulbright Fellow, Visiting Scholar at Oxford, a National Science Foundation grant recipient, and recipient of the Emerging Scholar award from the American Political Science Association.

Framing Policy Debates in the European Union
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Soc., Behav. & Eco. Science
August 15, 2011 – July 31, 2014
USEM 1570: University Seminar
Credits: 2–3
Consult the University Seminars web page at https://provost.virginia.edu/subsite/academic-affairs/student-experience/university-seminars (copy and paste web address into browser) for specific descriptions.
LPPS 4735: Experiential Social Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3
This experiential learning course applies basic principles of social entrepreneurship to real-world problems that social entrepreneurs are facing. Students will work in teams on challenges proposed by a set of local and international social entrepreneurs. This is a design-thinking-centric course for students interested in investigating how our world is adapting to solve the greatest social and environmental challenges of this century.
LPPP 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent study in the field of public policy and leadership.
PPOL 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent study in the field of public policy and leadership.
LPPP 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Student will perform independent projects under close faculty supervision.