Laura Hebert

Associate Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs

Hebert's research interests center on gender, human rights, international law, and international organizations, with a geographic emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia and a thematic focus on gender-based violence.


  • Office: Johnson 203-C
  • Email: lhebert@oxy.edu
  • Phone: (323) 259-2769

Department Chair, Diplomacy & World Affairs

Education: B.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee M.A., University of Oregon Ph.D., University of Denver

She has published articles in The International Journal of Human Rights, the Journal of Gender Studies, and Human Rights & Human Welfare. She has also contributed chapters to Human Trafficking & Human Rights: Rethinking Contemporary Slavery(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011) and Making Gender, Making War: Violence, Military, and Peacekeeping Practices (Routledge, 2011). She is currently working on a book manuscript on gender and human rights that is distinguished by its analytical mainstreaming of masculinities research in exploring why gender-based rights violations occur and how gender norms harmful to all genders may be transformed. She is also working on two projects focusing on Rwanda, including a study of Rwanda’s anti-gender violence legislation from a human rights perspective and an analysis of the consequences of entrepreneurial philanthropy for the future of human rights in the country.