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

  ◊ Faculty Honors Advisor for JSI, Barrett, The Honors College

  ◊ Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

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


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: human rights (in particular, economic and social rights and the human right to water), globalization and international political economy, the sociology of development, macro- and comparative sociology, law and society, 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 in urban areas].


Affiliations: American Sociological Association (Sections: Comparative-Historical Sociology, Human Rights, Global/Transnational Sociology, Sociology of Development, Political Sociology); Law and Society Association (Co-Coordinator Collaborative Research Network on Economic and Social Rights – CRN 47); Latin American Studies Association (Sections: Environmental, Central America, Brazil); International Research Group on Law and Urban Space-IRGLUS










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)


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