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About Natalie Florea Hudson

Natalie Florea Hudson is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and director of Human Rights Studies. 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 including International Studies Quarterly; International Studies Review; Journal of Human Rights; Simulation and Gaming; and Global Change, Peace and Security.
Dr. Hudson also has been 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) at the University of Dayton, her current research centers on the deployment and impact of female military and police personnel in UN peacekeeping missions. She also is working on a project evaluating national and regional action plans aimed at implementing the WPS Agenda.


2007 - Present Associate Professor, University of Dayton Department of Political Science
Present Director, Human Rights Studies Program, University of Dayton Department of Political Science

Curriculum Vitae

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


2007 PhD, University of Connecticut
2003 MA, University of Connecticut
2001 BA, University of Dayton

Contact Information

Phone: 937-229-3617