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
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 1:30pm-3:00pm; Thursday 12:00pm-1:30pm

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 has an article forthcoming in the Journal of Human Rights, titled “Women Run the Show”?: Gender Violence Reform and the “Stretching” of Human Rights in Rwanda. She is also working on a book manuscript, titled Gender & Human Rights in the Age of Mobility, that is using human trafficking as a lens through which to explore contemporary gender and human rights debates, including how feminist scholars and activists have engaged the intersectionality of identities, research on multiple masculinities, sexual rights, and the limitations of the state-citizen model of human rights in a global era. This project has led to her latest research on Third Country Nationals subject to debt-bondage on U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.