Ph.D., Columbia University, 2003
M.Phil. in Political Science, Columbia University, 2000
M.A., Political Science, Columbia University, 1999
Master of International Affairs, Columbia University, 1992
B.A., The College of Wooster, 1988
Shareen Hertel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut, jointly appointed with the Human Rights Institute at UConn. Her research focuses on changes in transnational human rights advocacy, with a focus on labor and economic rights issues. She has conducted fieldwork in factory zones along the US-Mexico border, in Bangladesh's garment manufacturing export sector, among NGO networks in India, and in the multilateral trade arena.
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Refereed journal articles:
- Shareen Hertel, "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, Looking Up From the Grassroots: An Economic Rights Analysis of Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann's Article, 'Universal Women's Rights Since 1970'”, Journal of Human Rights 10:4 (2011): 450-457. * For readers in selected developing countries where access to this journal may not be available, this text can be accessed free by clicking HERE.
- Lyle Scruggs, Shareen Hertel, Samuel Best, and Christopher Jeffords, "Information, Choice and Political Consumption: Human Rights in the Checkout Lane," Human Rights Quarterly 33, 4 (November 2011): 1092-2011
- Shareen Hertel, “The Paradox of Partnership: Assessing New Forms of NGO Advocacy on Labor Rights,” Ethics & International Affairs 24, 2 (Summer 2010): 171-189.
Margaret Gray and Shareen Hertel, "Immigrant Farmworker Advocacy: The Dynamics of Organizing," Polity 41, 4 (October 2009): 409-435.
Shareen Hertel, Lyle Scruggs, and C. Patrick Heidkamp, “Human Rights and Public Opinion: From Attitudes to Action,”Political Science Quarterly 124, 3 (Fall 2009): 445-461.
- Shareen Hertel, Matthew M. Singer, and Donna Lee Van Cott. 2009. “Field Research in Developing Countries: Hitting the Road Running.” PS: Political Science and Politics 42 (April): 305–09.
Paola Cesarini and Shareen Hertel, "Missing Our Comparative Advantage? Analysis from the Human Rights Frontier," International Studies Review 11, 1 (March 2009): 46-62.
"Why Bother? Measuring Economic Rights - The Research Agenda," International Studies Perspectives 7, No. 3 (August 2006): 215-230.
"New Moves in Transnational Advocacy: Getting Labor and Economic Rights on the Agenda in Unexpected Ways," Global Governance 12, 3 (July-September 2006): 263-281.
"Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Rights Scholarship in Latin America,” co-authored with Paola Cesarini , Journal of Latin American Studies 37, No. 4 (November 2005): 793-809.
"What Was All the Shouting About? Strategic bargaining and protest at the WTO Third Ministerial (Seattle, Washington USA - 1999)," Human Rights Review 6, No. 3 (April-June 2005): 102-118.
“The Private Side of Global Governance,” Journal of International Affairs 57, No. 1 (Fall 2003): 41-50.
“Una contienda atada: la defensa transnacional de los derechos laborales de las mujeres en las maquiladoras de México,” Región y Sociedad: Revista de El Colegio de Sonora 15, no. 26 (January-April 2003): 153-191.
- Susan Randolph and Shareen Hertel, "The Right to Food: A Global Overview," in The State of Economic and Social Rights, Lanse P. Minkler, ed. (Cambridge, UK/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013): 21-60.
- Shareen Hertel and Julie Elkins, "Sweatshirts and Sweatshops: Labor Rights, Student Activism, and the Challenges of Collegiate Apparel Manufacturing" in Human Rights in Our Own Backyard: Injustice and Resistance in the United States, William T. Armaline, Davita Silfen Glasberg, and Bandana Purkayastha, eds. (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).
- Shareen Hertel, "Human Rights and the Global Economy: Bringing Labor Rights Back In," Maryland Journal of International Law 24 (2009):283-295
Shareen Hertel, "Pregnancy Testing: A Case Study," in International Labor Law: Cases and Materials on Workers' Rights in the Global Economy, James Atelson, Lance Compa, Kerry Rittich, Calvin Sharpe, and Weiss Marley, eds. (Eagan, MN: American Casebook Series, Thomson West 2008): 883-886.
Shareen Hertel, Lyle Scruggs, and C. Patrick Heidkamp, “Human Rights and Public Opinion: From Attitudes to Action,” Economic Rights Working Paper Series, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut.
Shareen Hertel and Lanse P. Minkler, “Economic Rights: The Terrain,” Economic Rights Working Paper Series, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut.
Shareen Hertel and Wiktor Osiatynski , “Syllabus for Advanced Topics in Human Rights Theory & Practice,” included in Teaching About Human Rights , Joyce Apsel, ed. (Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2005): 52-56.
“Campaigns to Protect Human Rights in Mexico 's Maquiladoras : Current Research Findings,” Institute of Latin American Studies Newsletter (NY: ILAS, Spring 2002).
“Building Worldwide Research Capacity: Fast Track to the Future of Corporate Responsibility,” Council on Economic Priorities Research Report (NY: CEP, September 1997).
“Child Labor and International Sourcing: A Corporate Action Update,” Council on Economic Priorities Research Report (NY: CEP, March 1997).
“ Third World on Third Avenue : Fault lines link Brooklyn to Bangladesh ,” The World Paper (Boston: World Times, Inc., March 1996).
“Women's Issues,” chapter in John Tessitore and Susan Woolfson, eds., A Global Agenda: Issues Before the 51 st General Assembly (NY: United Nations Association of the United States, 1996).
A Consensus for Change: Transforming the UN's Role in Global Economics (NY: UNA, 1994).
Promises to Keep: Securing Human Rights in a Changing World (NY: UNA, 1994).
The World Economy in Transition (NY: UNA, 1993).
- Consultant to foundations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and United Nations agencies in the United States, Latin America and South Asia.