Meredith L Weiss is Professor of Political Science at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York.

She is the author of "Student Activism in Malaysia: Crucible, Mirror, Sideshow" (Cornell SEAP/NUS Press, 2011) and "Protest and Possibilities: Civil Society and Coalitions for Political Change in Malaysia" (Stanford, 2006), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters, and editor or co-editor of six volumes, most recently, the "Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia" (2015), "Electoral Dynamics in Malaysia: Findings from the Grassroots" (ISEAS/SIRD, 2014), and "Global Homophobia: States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression" (Illinois, 2013).

Her research addresses political mobilisation and contention, the politics of development, forms of collective identity, and electoral politics, primarily in Southeast Asia.