Lisa S. Alfredson
- 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
- Alfredson, Lisa. “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.
- Alfredson, Lisa. “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. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.
Consultancies, Public Service, and Awards/Honors
(Nov. 2015- Present) Chair, Law and Public Policy Interest Group, National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA). This interest group comprises 240+ members. As Chair, I act as head liaison between the Law and Public Policy Group’s members, NWSA-Head Quarters, and other NWSA interest groups, caucuses, and sections. I facilitate research networks, develop and facilitate conference panels and sessions (see panel titles under5the Conference section below), facilitate group policy, lead the annual Business Meeting, attend special leadership sessions, and created a new social networking site.
(2016-2017) Ford Institute for Human Security Faculty Research Grant ($2,000). This grant was used to further my research on modern slavery by funding student research assistance and facilitating my participation at annual NWSA conferences as Chair of the Law and Public Policy Interest Group. In 2017-18 I also created a special Workshop Session for GSPIA students (modern slavery and forced marriage).
(2016-2017) GSPIA-Liaison to the Cultural Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh 2009 Outstanding Academic Title Award in Political Science/Comparative Politics (Association of College & Research Libraries): o Alfredson, Lisa S. Creating Human Rights: How Non-Citizens Made Sex Persecution Matter to the World. (University of Pennsylvania Press 2008, 2009, 2012)
(2010) Nomination for American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit. o Alfredson, Lisa S. Creating Human Rights: How Non-Citizens Made Sex Persecution Matter to the World. (University of Pennsylvania Press 2008)
(2012-13) Nomination for Virginia Hodgkinson Best Book Award, philanthrophy and the nonprofit sector. o Alfredson, Lisa S. Creating Human Rights: How Non-Citizens Made Sex Persecution Matter to the World. (University of Pennsylvania Press 2008)
(2007) Department of Education Fulbright-Hayes Group-Study Abroad, co-writer for a grant awarded to the Global Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh.
(2005) Grant for Faculty Advancement, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh.
(2002) Diana Memorial Fund, co-writer for a major grant awarded to the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.
(2001) International Research and Education Exchange (IREX), grant award, research on international nonprofit philanthropy.
(2001) Nominated for the Political Studies Association PhD Thesis Award, London UK.
Titmuss Reinhardt Memorial Scholarship, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1998.
Titmuss Reinhardt Memorial Scholarship, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1997.
- Politics and Practice of Global Human Rights
- NGO Advocacy in International Politics
- 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, 2003-2008.