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Laura K. Landolt

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 427 Varner
Phone: (248) 370-2365
E-mail: [email protected]

Curriculum Vita

Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tucson, 2004

Professional Experience
Oakland University, Associate Professor, 2013-present
Oakland University, Assistant Professor, 2008-2013
Virginia Wesleyan College, Assistant Professor, 2004-2008
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2002-2003


Peer-reviewed articles and book chapters:

  1. [with Byungwon Woo] “NGOs Invite Attention: From the UN Commission on Human Rights to the UN Human Rights Council.” Journal of Human Rights [forthcoming].
  2. “Rival Transnational Networks and MENA States at the UN Human Rights Council.” In Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Anthony Tirado Chase. Routledge, forthcoming 
  3. “Externalizing Human Rights: From Commission to Council, the Universal Periodic Review and Egypt.” Human Rights Review 14, 2 (June 2013): 107-129.
  4. [with Paul Kubicek] “Opportunities and Constraints: Comparing Tunisia and Egypt to the Coloured Revolutions.” Democratization (April 2013): 1-23.
  5. “Supporting Dictatorship and Promoting Human Rights? UN Technical Assistance to ” Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 6, no. 2 (June 2012): 145-166.
  6. “USAID, Population Control and NGO-led Democratization in Egypt: the Fate of the ICPD Programme of ” Democratization 14, no. 4 (August 2007): 706-722.
  7. “Constructing Population Control: Social and Material Factors in Norm Emergence and ” Global Society 21, no. 3 (July 2007): 393-414.
  8. “(Mis)constructing the Third World? Constructivist Analysis of Norm Diffusion”, feature review article in Third World Quarterly 25, 3 (2004): 579-591.

Current Research Projects:

  1. [with Byungwon Woo] “Breaking the Boomerang in the Middle East and North Africa? Government-Sympathetic NGOs at the Universal Periodic Review.” ISA 2016, in
  2. [with Peter Behnke] “Women’s Rights NGOs at the Universal Periodic Review: Sympathetic to, or Critical of States?” ISA 2016, in progress.

 Book reviews published or in press:

  1. “Feminist Agendas and Democracy in Latin America by Jane Jaquette, ed.” Mobilization (December 2010): 540-541.
  2. “W Stands for Women: How the George W. Bush Presidency Shaped a New Politics of Gender by Michaelle Ferguson and Lori Jo Marso”, Journal of Church and State (Winter 2008): 178-179.
  3. “Globalization & Militarism: Feminists Make the Link by Cynthia Enloe”, Globalizations 5, no. 2 (June 2008): 332ß-334.
  4. “Citizens Abroad: Emigration and the State in the Middle East and North Africa by Laurie Brand”, Perspectives on Politics 4, no. 4 (December 2006): 787-788.

Political Science

Varner Hall, Room 418
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2352