Elizabeth Heger Boyle
Elizabeth Heger Boyle
Educational Background & Specialties
- Ph.D. : Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1996.
- J.D.: magna cum laude, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1987.
- M.A: Sociology, University of Iowa, Iowa, 1987.
- B.S.: Sociology,summa cum laude, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1983.
- Sociology of Law
- Children’s and Women’s Rights
- FSEM: Race, Religion & Migration
- Glos 4406/Soc 4170: Sociology of International Law
- HSEM 3020: Understanding Migration
- Soc 4101W: Sociology of Law
- Soc 4966W: Senior Projects
- Soc 4977V/Soc 4978V: Senior Honors Seminars
- Soc 8090: Topics in Soc: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Human Rights
- Soc 8101: Soc of Law
Research & Professional Activities
- Affiliate Faculty: University of Minnesota College of Law , 1996 - present
- Board of Trustees: Law & Society Association, 2012-2014, 2003-2005.
- Council Member: Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association, 2014-2016.
- Chair: Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association, 2010-11.
- Abortion Politics in the Global Arena: Transnational organizations from the International Planned Parenthood Association to the Roman Catholic Church have gotten involved in shaping abortion policies around the world. How has this affected governments’ regulation of abortion and what are the implications for women?,
- IPUMS-Demographic and Health Surveys Project: Funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, this project enhances the ability to conduct comparative research with DHS data for scholars and policymakers around the globe.,
- Abortion Liberalization in World Society, 1960-2009: Boyle, Elizabeth Heger, Minzee Kim, Wesley Longhofer, American Journal of Sociology, Forthcoming , 2015.
- "National Human Trafficking Initiatives: Dimensions of Policy Diffusion" (2015). Law & Social Inquiry 40(2).
- “Refugees.” Elizabeth Boyle, Jasmine Trang Ha. In Youth and Young Adulthood: New Perspectives and Agendas (Forthcoming 2015), Ed. Andy Furlong. New York: Routledge.
- “When Do Laws Matter? National Minimum-Age-of-Marriage Laws, Child Rights, and Adolescent Fertility, 1989-2007,”with Minzee Kim, Wesley Longhofer & Hollie Nyseth Brehm (2013). Law & Society Review 47(3):589-620.
- “Female Genital Cutting.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies (2013). Ed. Heather Montgomery. New York: Oxford University Press [online].
- “Neoliberalism, Transnational Education Norms, and Education Spending in the Developing World, 1983-2004,” with Minzee Kim (2012). Law & Social Inquiry 37(2): 367-394. (Reprinted in Transnational Legal Process and State Change).
- “Analyzing the Power of Child Rights Discourse in the Global Community,” with Hollie Nyseth Brehm (2011). Human Rights: New Possibilities/New Problems,edited by Austin Sarat. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
- “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.
- Faculty Mentoring Award, Sociology Department, University of Minnesota, 2011, 1998.