Lisa S.


Lisa S. Alfredson

Assistant Professor


  • PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science, Departments of Social Policy/International Relations, 2000
  • BA, McGill University, Departments of English Literature/Women’sStudies (Honors), 1993

Teaching and Research Areas

  • Human rights politics and theory, transnational advocacy and non-state actors in world politics, globalization and international development, gender violence, refugees, children in armed conflict.

Select Publications and Funded Research

  • Creating Human Rights: How Non-Citizens Made Sex Persecution Matter to the World. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

Consultancies, Public Service, and Awards/Honors

  • Organizer-Faculty Review, Awards and Medals Competition for Outstanding Research on Development, Global Development Network, 2006.
  • Organizer-Faculty Review, Global Academic Partnership Grant Program, UCIS, 2003-2006.
  • Research Consultant, Child Soldiers Coalition, 2001-2003.


  • Politics and Practice of Global Human Rights
  • Advocacy by Non-governmental Organizations
  • Introduction to Global Studies
  • Scope and Method in Global Studies
  • Human Security
  • Sex and Human Security

Other Faculty and Academic Administration Positions

  • Associate Director of Global Studies, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2003-2006.


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