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  • Biographical Description

  • Lisa Conant engages in the comparative study of law and society. She specializes in the politics of European legal integration, exploring the impact of judgments by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the Europeanization and globalization of national courts, and the relationship between legal mobilization and human rights protection in Europe. Please see the link to the bottom right with a full cv for a listing of publications, including her book, Justice Contained: Law and Politics in the European Union. 

  • Current or Recently Taught Courses

  • FSEM 1111 Transnational justice & the boundaries of rights

    PLSC 1110 Intro to comparative politics

    ASEM 2414 Wealth, power & justice in the European Union

    PLSC 2840 International law and human rights

    PLSC 2880 Comparative constitutional politics

    PLSC 2703 Topics: EU law and politics

    PLSC 3290 Politics of citizenship and immigration in the EU

  • Brief Curriculum Vitae

  • Professor of political science, University of Denver, September 1, 2016 - present.

    Chair of political science, University of Denver, August 1, 2017 - June 30, 2021, 2009-2012, and as interim 2008.

    Associate professor of political science, University of Denver.

    Assistant professor of political science, University of Denver and Ohio University.

    Jean Monnet Fellow, European University Institute, Italy.

    Ph.D. and MA in political science, University of Washington.

    Dissertation fellow, Social Science Research Council and Berlin Program for German and European Studies, Germany.

    Teacher of English as a Second Language, Maoming Education College, China.

    BA, summa cum laude, in international relations, University of Minnesota.

    Link to full cv below

    Select publications:

    “Failing backward? EU citizenship, the Court of Justice, and Brexit,” Journal of European Public Policy, (4 August 2021), available at

    Conant with Hofmann, Soennecken, and Vanhala, "Research Agenda: Mobilizing European Law," Jounal of European Public Policy (2017), available at

    "Who Files Suit? Legal Mobilization and Torture Violations in Europe," Law & Policy 38,4 (October 2016), 280-303.

    "Compelling Criteria? Human Rights in the European Union," Journal of European Public Policy 21, 5 (2014), 713-29.

  • CV April 2023

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