Wanda Krause

Associate professor

Program head, Global Leadership

Leadership Studies

Wanda Krause has more than 20 years of experience as a scholar-practitioner investigating how courageous individuals collaborate to lead and mobilize change. Her PhD is in politics of the Middle East and focused on women’s contributions to civil society and political change in challenging environments.

Her research and consulting relate to global leadership, gender, civil society, its evaluation and Middle East politics. Building on these passions, she is currently also interested in planetary health. She was senior teaching fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, consultant at Qatar Foundation, assistant professor at Qatar Foundation and Qatar University in Doha, Qatar, lecturer at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and former research fellow at the London School of Economics, UK.


Krause has lived in six countries and taught and consulted in several as well. She is an award-winning author, co-author, and editor of books, including, Civil Society and Women Activists in the Middle East; Women in Civil Society: The State, Islamism, and Networks in the UAE; Spiritual Activism: Keys for Personal and Political Success and Citizenship, Security and Democracy: Muslim Engagement with the West.

Wanda has founded, co-founded and led centers and programs in the Middle East and Yukon, Canada. Her consulting has also related to improving the conditions for Canada’s northern Indigenous communities in several capacities. Drawing on many years of immersion in diverse local and global communities and born into a multi-racial household, Krause is highly appreciative of decolonization and DEI initiatives.


PhD in Politics of the Middle East

University of Exeter, UK

Master of Arts in Political Science/International Relations

University of Guelph

Bachelor of Arts in German Linguistics and English Literature, and Linguistics (double degree), minor in Social Psychology

University of Saarlandes, Germany