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.) Under contract. Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: Emerging Possibilities for Social Transformation. University of California Press.


Haglund, LaDawn and Rimjhim Aggarwal. 2011. “Test of Our Progress: The Translation of Economic and Social Rights Norms Into PracticeJournal 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.


Haglund, LaDawn. 2009. “El Salvador: After the Victory, Sobering RealitiesNACLA Report on the Americas. 42(6).


Haglund, LaDawn.  2006.  “Hard Pressed to Invest: The Political Economy of Public Sector Reform in Costa Rica  Revista Centroamericana de Ciencias Sociales. NΊ 1, Vol. III, July, pp. 5-46.


Haglund, LaDawn.  2005.  “Ties that Collide: Embeddedness under Democratization and Neo-liberalization.” Pp. 220-254 in Beatty Riedl, Rachel, Sada Aksartova, and Kristine Mitchell (eds.) Bridging Disciplines, Spanning the World. PIIRS: Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.


Lukes, Steven and LaDawn Haglund.  2005. “Power and Luck  European Journal of Sociology.  46(1):45-66.





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)