Leveraging her PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Alfredson explores human rights worldwide as it related to globalization and international development. Since 2015, she has served as the Chair of the National Women’s Studies Association’s Law and Public Policy Interest Group. There, she facilitates research networks, develops conference panels, and leads their annual Business Meeting.
Teaching and Research Areas
Alfredson’s research is focused on these key areas:
- Human rights
- Gender violence
- Children in armed conflict
- Advocacy in international politics
Select Publications and Funded Research
- “Making human rights universals from the ground up.” In Tirado Chase, Anthony (ed). Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa. London: Routledge. 2017.
- “Gender, Violence and Human Security,” Review of Books, American Journal of Sociology. Vol. 120 No. 4. January 2015.
- Creating Human Rights: How Non-Citizens Made Sex Persecution Matter to the World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (2008, 2009; e-print 2013).
Awards and Honors
- 2010 Nomination for American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit. Creating Human Rights: How Non-Citizens Made Sex Persecution Matter to the World.
- 2012-13 Nomination for Virginia Hodgkinson Best Book Award, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Creating Human Rights: How Non-Citizens Made Sex Persecution Matter to the World.
- 2009 Outstanding Academic Title Award in Political Science/Comparative Politics (Association of College & Research Libraries): Creating Human Rights: How Non-Citizens Made Sex Persecution Matter to the World.
Consultancies and Public Service
- Chair, Law and Public Policy Interest Group, National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), 2015-present.
- Ford Institute for Human Security Faculty Research Grant, $2,000.
Other Faculty or Academic Positions
- Faculty member, Human Rights Working Group, University of Pittsburgh
- Faculty affiliate, Ford Institute for Human Security, GSPIA
- Faculty associate, Global Studies Center, University Center for International Studies