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LaDawn Haglund

Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Senior Sustainability Scholar
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Biography

LaDawn Haglund is associate professor of justice and social inquiry at Arizona State University. She is also a faculty fellow at the Center for Law and Global Affairs, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and senior sustainability scholar with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. She received her doctorate in sociology from New York University in 2005.

Professor Haglund's scholarly interests include 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. Her most recent research analyzes the legal, social, and political dimensions of sustainability and natural resources management, particularly the human right to water and sanitation.

Her work has received support from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Brazilian Fulbright Commission. She is co-editor (with Robin Stryker) of "Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation" (UC Press) and author of "Limiting Resources: Market-Led Reform and the Transformation of Public Goods" (Penn State Press), as well as articles in Latin American Perspectives, Journal of Human Rights, Water Policy, and European Journal of Sociology. Her affiliations include the American Sociological Association (where she is past chair of the Human Rights section), the Latin American Studies Association, the International Research Group on Law and Urban Space-IRGLUS, and the Law and Society Association (for which she co-coordinates the Collaborative Research Network on Economic and Social Rights - CRN 47).

At ASU, Professor Haglund is the director of the undergraduate Certificate in Human Rights. She teaches, among other things, Human Rights and Sustainability and Globalization and Economic Justice, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as the Global Politics of Human Rights.

Education

Ph.D. Sociology, New York University 2005

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Research Interests

Scholarly interests: macro- and comparative sociology; development and human rights, especially in Latin America; sustainability; IPE and globalization studies; and institutions and social change.

Most recent research: the social and political dimensions of sustainability and natural resources management, particularly the human right to water and water-related resources in urban areas.

Publications
  • Haglund, LaDawn.Under Contract for 2017. “The human right to water and sanitation in the neoliberal era.” In Gillian MacNaughton and Diane F. Frey (eds.) Economic and Social Rights in a Neoliberal World. Cambridge University Press.
  • Haglund, LaDawn. 2016. “New forms of environmental governance in São Paulo, Brazil: implications for human rights.” Latin American Perspectives. Issue 207, Vol. 43 (2, March): 116–134.
  • Haglund, LaDawn and Robin Stryker (eds.) 2015. Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation. University of California Press.
  • Haglund, LaDawn and Robin Stryker. 2015. “Introduction: Making sense of the multiple and complex pathways by which human rights are realized.” In Haglund, LaDawn and Robin Stryker (eds.) Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation. University of California Press.
  • Aggarwal, Rimjhim and LaDawn Haglund. 2015. “Deepening our understanding of rights realization through disaggregation and mapping: Integrating census data and participatory GIS.” In Haglund and Stryker (eds.) Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation. University of California Press.
  • Stryker, Robin and LaDawn Haglund. 2015. “Conclusion: Emerging Possibilities for Social Transformation.” In Haglund, LaDawn and Robin Stryker (eds.) Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation. University of California Press.
  • 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.
  • Haglund, LaDawn. 2006. "Hard Pressed to Invest: The Political Economy of Public Sector Reform in Costa Rica." Revista Centroamericana de Ciencias Sociales. 3(1): 5-46.
  • Haglund, LaDawn. 2006. "Ties that Collide: Embeddedness under Democratization and Neo-liberalization." In Beatty Riedl, Rachel, Sada Aksartova, and Kristine Mitchell (eds.) Bridging Disciplines, Spanning the World. New Jersey: Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
  • Lukes, Steven and LaDawn Haglund. 2005. "Power and Luck." European Journal of Sociology. 46(1): 45-66.
Research Activity
  • National Science Foundation, Climate Change Research Initiative, Decision-Making Under Uncertainty, Research Grant, Decision Center for a Desert City (Phase III) “Transformational Solutions for Urban Water Sustainability Transitions in the Colorado River Basin.” (PI: Dave White; Role: Senior Personnel at 1%). September 2017 to September 2019.
  • Institute for Humanities Research (ASU), Research Cluster support grant (with Charles Lee), “Mindfulness and Social Justice.” May 2017
  • Institute for Social Science Research (ASU), Workshop seed grant (PIs: Rimjhim Aggarwal and LaDawn Haglund), “Navigating the boundaries between law and urban sustainability research and practice: The case of water governance in megacities.” April 2016.
  • National Science Foundation, Law and Social Sciences Division, Research grant, “Comparative cross‐national analysis of implementation of natural resource rights.” (PIs: LaDawn Haglund & Rimjhim Aggarwal; 65% investigator recognition). September, 2013-August 2017.
  • National Science Foundation, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplement, “Comparative cross‐national analysis of implementation of natural resource rights.” (PIs: LaDawn Haglund & Rimjhim Aggarwal; 65% investigator recognition). January 2015.
  • National Science Foundation, Cultural Anthropology Division, Research Experience for Graduates (REG) Supplement, “Comparative cross‐national analysis of implementation of natural resource rights.” (Graduate co-PI: Julie Gwiszcz). February 2014.
  • Fulbright Scholar Program, Research grant, “Law, Courts, and ‘The Human Right to Water’ in Brazil.” August 2011.
  • National Science Foundation, Law and Social Sciences Division, Workshop grant (PIs: Robin Stryker and LaDawn Haglund), “Rights and Their Translation into Practice: Toward a Synthetic Framework.” September, 2010.
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 590Reading and Conference
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 590Reading and Conference
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
JUS 599Thesis
SOS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 352Global Politics of HumanRights
JUS 394Special Topics
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 590Reading and Conference
JUS 592Research
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 792Research
SOS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 590Reading and Conference
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
JUS 599Thesis
SOS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 590Reading and Conference
JUS 592Research
JUS 599Thesis
SOS 792Research
JUS 792Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 592Research
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 352Global Politics of HumanRights
JUS 394Special Topics
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 494Special Topics
SOS 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 493Honors Thesis
Presentations

Select International Presentations

“Governança da água e justiça social em São Paulo, Brasil.” Congreso: Sociology of Law on the Move, Unilasalle. Seminario Internacional “Jueces y Ciudades en América Latina,” patrocinado por ISA/RCLS/IRGLUS (Grupo Internacional de Investigación sobre Derecho y Espacio Urbano), May 7, 2015, Canoas, Brasil.

“Human Rights vs. ‘Right to the City’: Comparative evidence on the capacity of law to promote urban justice.” Conference: Sociology of Law on the Move, Unilasalle. Panel “Law and the Right to the City,” sponsored by ISA/RCSL/IRGLUS (International Research Group on Law and Urban Space), May 6, 2015, Canoas, Brazil

“Direito e transformação social em São Paulo e Joanesburgo: perspectivas comparativas sobre a governação da água.” University of São Paulo, Graduate Program in Environmental Science (Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência Ambiental: PROCAM), August 11, 2014, São Paulo, Brasil.

“Governança ambiental e intervenção judicial: implicações pelos direitos humanos.” 2º ENINTAU - Encontro Internacional de Ambiente Urbano: “Cidades Resilientes.” Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Grupo de Pesquisa Meio Ambiente Urbano (CNPq/PUC-SP), August 8, 2014, São Paulo, Brasil.

“Policy legalization, environmental governance, and the right to water in Brazil.” Latin American Studies Association Meeting, May 2012, San Francisco, CA.

“Spatial Distribution of Access to Water and Sanitation in Megacities of Developing World: A Comparative Analysis of Conflicting Principles, Policy Dilemmas, and Institutional Innovations” (with Rimjhim Aggarwal). International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC), Oct. 2010, Tempe, AZ.

“Conflicting Principles of Water & Sanitation Management in the Context of Rapid Urbanization: A Comparative Analysis of Delhi, São Paulo, and Johannesburg” (with Rimjhim Aggarwal). International Association for the Study of the Commons, North American Regional Meeting, Sep. 30 - Oct. 2, 2010, Tempe, AZ.

Select U.S. Presentations

“What does Comparative Historical Sociology offer for understanding human rights and global environmental change?” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 24, 2015, Chicago, IL

“MAPs Framework for understanding rights realization.” International conference, “How Do We Know What We Know? Charting the Future for Human Rights Documentation and Analysis,” January 23-24, 2015, Arizona State University.

“New forms of environmental governance in São Paulo: Implications for human rights.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug 12, 2013, New York, NY.

“Introduction: Making sense of the multiple and complex pathways by which human rights are realized.” (co-author-Robin Stryker). Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting, May 31, 2013, Boston, MA.

 “Deepening our understanding of rights realization through mapping: Integrating census data and participatory GIS” (with Rimjhim Aggarwal). Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting, May 31, 2013, Boston, MA.

“Making sense of the multiple and complex pathways by which human rights are realized” (co-author-Robin Stryker). Framing paper for NSF-sponsored workshop (co-organized with Robin Stryker) “Rights and Their Translation into Practice: Toward a Synthetic Framework” Second Workshop. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, November 2012, Tucson, AZ.

“Policy legalization, environmental governance, and the right to water in Brazil.” Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting, June 2012, Honolulu, HI.

“Test of our Progress: The Translation of Economic and Social Rights Norms into Practice” (co-author-Rimjhim Aggarwal). Framing paper for NSF-sponsored workshop (co-organized with Robin Stryker) “Rights and Their Translation into Practice: Toward a Synthetic Framework.” Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, April 2011, Tucson, AZ.

“Social Rights and Justiciability: Challenges of Water and Sanitation Management in Urban Slums.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug 2010, Atlanta, GA.

Professional Associations

American Sociological Association (Sections: Comparative-Historical Sociology, Human Rights, Global/Transnational Sociology, Sociology of Development, Political Sociology); Law and Society Association; Latin American Studies Association (Sections: Environmental, Central America, Brazil); International Research Group on Law and Urban Space-IRGLUS

Past Chair (2015-16), Chair (2014-15), Chair Elect (2013-14), and Council Member (2010 - 2013), American Sociological Association, Section on Human Rights.

Service
  • Senator, ASU Academic Assembly (2015-present).
  • Senator, CLAS Faculty Senate (2015-present).
  • Founding Director, Undergraduate Certificate in Human Rights (2010 - Present)
  • Faculty Honors Advisor for Justice and Social Inquiry, Barrett, The Honors College (2010 - to present)
  • Founder and Organizer, ASU Human Rights Film Festival, 2011-2015, 2017-present
  • Faculty Advisor, Amnesty International (2009 - Present)
  • Facilitator. “World Wide Views on Biodiversity.” International workshop to promote citizen involvement in environmental decisions. Tempe, AZ. September 2012.
  • Governing Board Member (2008-2010), Chair (2010-2011). Las Otras Hermanas. Phoenix, AZ and Juarez, MX.
  • Facilitator. “World Wide Views on Global Warming.” International workshop to promote citizen involvement in climate change decisions. Tempe, AZ. September 2009.
  • Faculty Advisor, STAND (the student-led division of Genocide Intervention Network) (2009 - 2011)