Natalie Hudson

Associate Professor; Director of Human Rights Studies Program (on leave Fall 2014)
Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Political Science

Profile

Natalie Florea Hudson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Dayton, where she also serves as the Director of the Human Rights Studies Program. She specializes in gender and international relations, the politics of human rights, human security, and international law and organization.

Her book, Gender, Human Security and the UN: Security Language as a Political Framework for Women (Routledge, 2009) examines the organizational dynamics of women's activism in the United Nations system and how women have come to embrace and been impacted by the security discourse in their work for rights and equality.

She is a co-author of Global Politics (McGraw-Hill 2013) and numerous articles appearing in journals, such as International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, Journal of Human Rights, International Journal, Simulation and Gaming, and Global Change, Peace and Security. Dr. Hudson has also served as a consultant to the European Union, the United Nations and various peacebuilding NGOs on work related to the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda.

With the support of a McGrath Human Rights Fellowship (2012-2014), her current research centers on the deployment and impact of female military and police personnel in UN peacekeeping missions. She is also working on a project evaluating national and regional action plans aimed at implementing the WPS Agenda.

Courses Taught

  • Global Politics
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Politics of Human Rights
  • Gender and International Relations
  • International Law and Organization
  • International Security Studies

Degrees

  • PhD in Political Science, University of Connecticut, 2007
  • M.A. in Political Science, University of Connecticut, 2003
  • B.A. in Political Science, University of Dayton, 2001

Professional Activities

  • Advisory Board, WILPF Academic Network, International. Invited to join the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Academic Network. (June 2013 - Present)
  • Research Affiliate, Human Rights Institute Research Affiliate, International. University of Connecticut (July 2012 - Present)
  • Executive Board Member, Feminist Theory Gender Studies Section of ISA, International. Elected to a 2-year term to the FTGS section of ISA (March 2013 - March 2015)
  • Journal Paper Reviewer, Journal Reviewer, International Studies Perspective, International. (2013)
  • Journal Paper Reviewer, Journal Reviewer, Security Dialogue, International. (2013)
  • Research Consultant, UN Women, United Nations, International. Invited to conduct research and write a background paper reviewing national and regional implementation strategies of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the subsequent Women, Peace and Security Resolutions. The paper was drafted and presented to a group of global experts at a UN Technical Meeting in November 2013, where experts were invited to contribute to the revisions of the paper. The final paper and a final report from the meeting were made publicly available by UN Women.  (June 2013 - November 2013)
  • Conference Participant, Conference Participant, Contexts of Human Rights: An International Conference, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut, International. (September 19, 2013 - September 21, 2013)
  • Book Manuscript Reviewer, Book Proposal Reviewer, Routledge Press, International. (July 2013 - August 2013)
  • Workshop Participant, Inaugural Research Symposium on "Bridging the Theory and Practice Gap” Georgetown University Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Washington, D.C., International. (June 16, 2013 - June 18, 2013).

Research Interests

  • Women's activism in the global security arena, particularly in the context of the United Nations
  • The meaning, significance and applicability of human security in the 21st century

Selected Presentations

Hudson, N. F., Panel Moderator, Social Practice of Human Rights, Human Rights Center, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, "Integrating Human Rights and Development in Practice", Session Chair, Academic, International. (October 5, 2013).

Hudson, N. F., Paper, Social Practice of Human Rights, Human Rights Center, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, "“Gendering” International Peacekeeping: Women for Women on the Frontlines?", Presenter/Lecturer, Academic, International. (October 4, 2013).

Hudson, N. F., Paper, International Studies Association Annual Conference, International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, "Women on the Frontlines for Women: Assessing the Impact of All-Female Police Units in Peacekeeping", Presenter/Lecturer, Academic, International, Accepted. (April 6, 2013).

Hudson, N. F., Research Talk, Advisory Council Meeting, University of Dayton, "Women, Gender and UN Peacekeeping", Presenter/Lecturer, Non-Academic, Local. (September 29, 2012).

Hudson, N. F., Invited Lecture or Address, Spotlight on Technology, Art, Research & Scholarship (STARS), University of Dayton, "Women on the Frontlines for Women: Assessing the Impact of All-Female Formed Police Units in UN Peacekeeping", Presenter/Lecturer, Academic, Local. (September 20, 2012).

Hudson, N. F., Panel Discussant, International Studies Association Annual Conference, International Studies Association, San Diego, CA, "Women and State Demography, Law, and Violence: New Empirical Research", Respondent/Discussant, Academic, International. (April 2, 2012).

Hudson, N. F., Butler, M. J., Paper, International Studies Association Annual Conference, International Studies Association, San Diego, CA, "Cheap Talk or Deep Discourse? Human Security, Thematic Resolutions, and International Adjudication", Presenter/Lecturer, Academic, International, Accepted. (April 4, 2012).

Selected Publications

Hudson, N. F. (2013), "Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex, Security and Post-Conflict Development" (4th ed., vol. 11). Bloomington, IN: Perspectives on Politics.

Hudson, N. F. (2013)., UNSCR 1325: The Challenges of Framing Women’s Rights as a Security Matter. Oslo: Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF). http://peacebuilding.no/Themes/Women-peace-and-security/Publications/UNSCR-1325-the-challenges-of-framing-women-s-rights-as-a-security-matter

Kreidenweis, A., Hudson, N. F. (2013). "More Than A Crime: Re-imaging Anti-Trafficking Policy." International Studies Perspectives. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/insp.12066/pdf

Boyer, M. A., Hudson, N. F., Butler, M. J. (2012)., Global Politics: Engaging a Complex World (1st  ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

Hudson, N. F., Kreidenweis, A., Carpenter, C. (2012). "In Shepherd," L. J. (Ed.), Human Security. London: Routledge.

Hudson, N. F. 2009. Gender, Human Security and the UN: Security Language as a Political Framework for Women. London: Routledge Press.

Hudson, N. F. 2009. "Securitizing Women's Human Rights," Journal of Human Rights, 8(1): 53-70.

Boyer, M.A., Urlacher, B. R., Niv-Solomon, A., Hudson, N. F., Janik, L. and Brown, S. 2009. "Gender and Negotiation: Some experimental findings," International Studies Quarterly, 53(1):23-47.

Boyer, M.A., Brown, S.W., Butler, M.J., Niv-Solomon, A., Urlacher, B., Hudson, N. F., Johnson, P.M., and Lima, C.O. 2007. "Experimenting with Global Governance: Understanding the Potential for Generational Change," Globalisation, Societies, and Education, 5(2): 153-180.

Hudson, N. F. (2007). "A Development Fund Takes on Police Work" (Summer/Fall 2007). Washington, D.C.: WIIS (Women in International Security) Words.

Hudson, N. F. 2005. "En-gendering UN Peacekeeping Operations." International Journal, 60(3): 785-806.

Boyer, M. A., Brown, S. W., Butler, M. J., Florea, N. B., Hernandez, M., Johnson, P. R., Meng, L., & Lima C. 2004. "Educating for Global Awareness: Implications for Governance and Generational Change," Global Change, Peace and Security, 16(1): 73-77.

Boyer, M.A., Brown, S.W., Butler, M.J., Florea, N.B., Johnson, P. and C. Lima. 2004. "Understanding Security Through the Eyes of the Young," in Peter Dombrowski (ed.), The Political Economy of International Security. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner.

Brown, S. W., Boyer, M. A., Mayall, H. J., Johnson, P. R., Meng, L., Butler, M. J., Weir, K., Florea, N. B., Hernandez, M., & Reis, S. 2003. "The GlobalEd Project: Gender Differences in a Problem-based Learning Environment of International Negotiations," Instructional Science, An International Journal on Learning and Cognition, 31(4-5): 255-276.

Florea, N., Boyer, M.A., Butler, M.J., Hernandez, M., Weir, K., Brown, S.W., Johnson, P.R., Meng, L., Mayall, H.J. & Lima, C. 2003. "Negotiating from Mars To Venus: Some Findings on Gender's Impact in Simulated International Negotiations," Simulation and Gaming 34(2): 226-248.

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