Professor and Chair
Ph.D. 1996 Stanford University
J.D. 1987 University of Iowa
Room 909 Social Sciences
Sociology of Law; Globalization; Children’s and Women’s Rights.
“Integrated of Demographic and Health Survey Project.” 2012-2016. NIH. $2,837,000.
“The Cost of Rights or the Right Cost? The Impact of Global Economic and Human Rights Policies on Child Well-Being Since 1989.” 2009-2012. NSF, Law and Social Sciences Program. $158,000.
“Neoliberalism, Comprehensive Education Norms, and Education Spending in the Developing World, 1983-2004,” with Minzee Kim. Forthcoming 2012. Law & Social Inquiry
“Analyzing the Power of Child Rights Discourse in the Global Community,” with Hollie Nyseth. Human Rights: New Possibilities/New Problems, edited by Austin Sarat. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
“Women and Economic Development.” 2011. Encyclopedia of Globalization, edited by George Ritzer. New York: Sage Publications.
“Law and Culture in a Global Context: The Practice of Female Genital Cutting,” with Amelia Corl. 2010. Annual Review of Law and Social Science 6:195-215.
“Achieving Success in Business: A Comparison of Somali- and American Born Entrepreneurs in Minneapolis,” with Shannon Golden and Yasin Jama. 2010. The CURA Reporter 40(1-2):43-51.
“Experiences of Somali Entrepreneurs: New Evidence from the Twin Cities,” with Shannon Golden and Yasin Garad. 2010. Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies 10: 89-102.
“International Human Rights Law, Global Economic Reforms, and Child Survival and Development Rights,” with Minzee Kim. 2009. Law and Society Review 43(3):455-490.