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
- Soc 3090 - Topics: Global Perspective on Women's Health
- Soc 4101W - Sociology of Law
- Soc 4170/Glos 4406 - Sociology of International Law
- Soc 4966W - Senior Projects
- Soc 8090 - Topics: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Human Rights
Research & Professional Activities
- Council member: American Sociological Association (ASA) Human Rights Section, 2016-18.
- Chair: Membership Committee, ASA Human Rights Section, 2016-18.
- UMN Sociology Department Chair, 2012-17.
- Chair: UMN College of Liberal Arts Council of Chairs, 2014-15.
- Council Member: Sociology of Law Section, ASA, 2013-15.
- Chair: Nominations Committee, Sociology of Law Section, ASA, 2014.
- Chair: Publications Committee, Law & Society Association, 2011-13.
- Trustee: Board of Trustees, Law & Society Association, 2011-13.
- UMN Faculty Liaison to the State Legislature, 2010-12.
- Ex-officio, UMN Faculty Consultative Committee, 2010-12.
- 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
- "IPUMS-Demographic and Health Surveys: Version 4.1," with Miriam King & Matthew Sobek [dataset]. 2017. Minnesota Population Center and ICF International.
- "The Catholic Church and International Law,” with Shannon Golden and Wenjie Liao. 2017. Forthcoming in Annual Review of Law & Social Science 13.
- "Women and Economic Development," with Joseph Svec. 2017. Forthcoming in Encyclopedia of Globalization. Edited by George Ritzer. NY: Routledge.
- "Is Human Fecundity Changing? A Discussion of Research and Data Gaps Precluding Us from Having an Answer,” with Melissa M. Smarr, Katherine J. Sapra, Alison Gemmill, and others. 2017. Human Reproduction 32(3):499-504.
- The Art and Science of Social Research. 2017. Edited with Deborah Carr, Elizabeth Heger Boyle, Shelley Correll, Robert Crosnoe, Jeremy Freese, and Mary Waters. NY: W.W. Norton & Co.
- "Success in Reducing Female Genital Cutting: A Multilevel Framework of Social Change," with Joseph Svec. 2017. Pp. 349-360 in Alleviating World Suffering, edited by Ron E. Anderson. NY: Springer.
- "Refugees," with Jasmine Trang Ha. 2017. Pp. 82-88 in Youth and Young Adulthood: New Perspectives and Agendas, Second Edition, edited by Andy Furlong. NY: Routledge.
- "Abortion Liberalization in World Society, 1960-2009," with Minzee Kim and Wesley Longhofer. 2015. American Journal of Sociology 121(3):882-913.
- "National Human Trafficking Initiatives: Dimensions of Policy Diffusion," with Yoo, Eun-hye. 2015. Law & Social Inquiry 40(3):631-663.
- ”Genital Cutting, Female," with Fortunata Songora Makene. 2014. Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society, edited by William C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, & Stella Quah. Wiley-Blackwell.
- "When Do Laws Matter? National Minimum-Age-of-Marriage Laws, Child Rights, and Adolescent Fertility, 1989-2007," with Minzee Kim, Wesley Longhofer, and Hollie Nyseth Brehm. 2013. Law & Society Review 47(3):589-620.
- "Female Genital Cutting," Ed. Heather Montgomery. 2013. Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies 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.
- "Why the Underutilization of Child Rights in Global Mobilization? The Cases of Female Genital Cutting Practices and User Fees for Education,” with Hollie Nyseth Brehm. 2011. Human Rights: New Possibilities/New Problems. Edited by Austin Sarat. Bingley. UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
- Faculty Mentoring Award, Sociology Department, University of Minnesota, 2011, 1998.