Lisa Conant

Lisa Conant

  • 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

    • ASEM 2414 Wealth, Power, and Justice in the European Union

      FSEM 1111 Schools on Trial: Politics of Education Reform

      PLSC 1810 Introduction to Law and Society

      PLSC 2460 Re-inventing Europe

      PLSC 2840 International Law and Human Rights

      PLSC 2880 Taming Tyranny? How Constitutions Frame Freedom

      PLSC 3290 Politics of Citizenship and Immigration (in the EU and US)

  • Brief Curriculum Vitae

    • Chair of political science, University of Denver, August 1, 2017 - present, 2009-2012, and as interim 2008.

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

      Associate professor of political science, University of Denver 2004-16.

      Assistant professor of political science, University of Denver 2000-04, Ohio University 1998-2000.

      Jean Monnet Fellow, European University Institute, Italy, 2000-01.

      Ph.D. 1998 and MA 1993 in political science, University of Washington.

      Dissertation fellow, Social Science Research Council and Berlin Program for German and European Studies, Germany, 1995-96.

      Teacher of English as a Second Language, Maoming Education College, China, 1990-91.

      BA, summa cum laude, 1990 in international relations, University of Minnesota.

      Full cv below

      Recent publications:

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

      "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.

This portfolio last updated: Aug 8, 2017 12:09:16 PM