LaDawn Haglund

Global Fellow

Associate Professor,School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University

LaDawn Haglund is associate professor of Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University in 2005. Dr. Haglund’s research investigates the legal, institutional, and political mechanisms by which social rights—specifically, the human right to water and sanitation, and the right to a healthy environment—are more or less effectively translated into practices.

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. She co-coordinates Collaborative Research Network on Economic and Social Rights (CRN 47) for the Law and Society Association, and is past chair of the Human Rights section of the American Sociological Association.

Recent focus:

Haglund is currently working as a Fulbright Specialist on a project with the Institute for Ecological Research (Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas, or IPÊ) in Brazil to develop an international field school for socio-environmental studies. The Brazil Field School is conceived as a platform to link academic knowledge, conservation research,and practical tools to promote biodiversity, socio-cultural preservation, and sustainable wellbeing for local communities. A range of opportunities exists for potential collaborators to engage with Field School activities, including international teaching and research opportunities. We seek to foster a peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing network that is both transdisciplinary and global, and that will support this evolving platform and its goal of actualizing experiential education as a tool to support socio-environmental conservation. Individuals who would like to learn more or inquire in detail about participating in the collaborative network can contact Haglund.