LaDawn Haglund


PO Box 876403  ♦ Tempe, AZ  85287-6403 ♦ Phone: 480-965-7083 ♦


Associate Professor, Justice & Social Inquiry, School of Social Transformation

  ◊ Director, undergraduate Certificate in Human Rights

  ◊ Fellow of Human Rights and Sustainability, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics

  ◊ Faculty Fellow, Center for Law and Global Affairs, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

  ◊ Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability


Ph.D. 2005 (Sociology), New York University

M.A. 2002 (Sociology), New York University

B.A. 1991 (Psychology), University of California, Santa Cruz


Scholarly interests: macro- and comparative sociology; development and human rights, especially in Latin America; international political economy; globalization studies; and institutions and social change


Most recent research: “Law and social transformation: comparative perspectives on water governance in the Global South.” National Science Foundation, Law and Social Sciences Division Award #1324248. (PIs: LaDawn Haglund & Rimjhim Aggarwal) [Analyzing the social and political dimensions of sustainability and natural resources management, particularly the human right to water and water-related resources].


Affiliations: American Sociological Association, Latin American Studies Association, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Society for the Advancement of Socio-economics, and Annual Conference on Development and Change










Haglund, LaDawn and Robin Stryker (eds.) 2015. Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation. University of California Press. (Contains three Haglund co-authored chapters).


Haglund, LaDawn. 2015. “New forms of environmental governance in São Paulo, Brazil: implications for human rights.” Latin American Perspectives. Online publication in February; print publication forthcoming.


Haglund, LaDawn. 2014. “Water Governance and Social Justice in São Paulo, Brazil.” Invited contribution. A Special Issue of Water Policy: Why Justice Matters in Water Governance. 16:78–96.


Haglund, LaDawn and Rimjhim Aggarwal. 2011. “Test of Our Progress: The Translation of Economic and Social Rights Norms Into Practice.” Journal of Human Rights. 10:1–27.


Haglund, LaDawn. 2010. Limiting Resources: Market-Led Reform and the Transformation of Public Goods. Pennsylvania State University Press. For a 20% discount, click here.





JUS 191 (First Year Seminar - Water Wars: Conflict over Blue Gold)


JUS 325: Globalization and Socio-Economic Justice


JUS 352: Global Politics of Human Rights


JUS 394: Human Rights Organizations and Institutions


JUS 456: Human Rights and Sustainability


JUS 500: Graduate Research Methods


JUS 656: Human Rights and Sustainability (Graduate)


JUS 660: Globalization and Economic Justice (Graduate)