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Elizabeth Bloodgood, PhD

Associate Professor, Political Science

Elizabeth Bloodgood, PhD
Office: S-H 1225-23 
Henry F. Hall Building,
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 7914
Website(s): Elizabeth Bloodgood's website

Dr. Beth Bloodgood is interested in the emergence and influence of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and the political power of expertise. This research starts from her dissertation, now book manuscript, which examines INGOs use of insider information to influence powerful states’ foreign policy, and the implications of informational lobbying for INGOs campaign strategies given their need for credibility.

In a project funded by the FQRSC, she further examines the impact of variations in national regulations on non-profit, non-governmental organizations on the location, structure, and operation of NGOs around the world. Dr. Bloodgood is currently collaborating with Dr. Emily Clough (North Texas) on the application of complex adaptive system approaches to the operation and influence of international NGOs at the level of the international system building from their micro-level motivations. In addition, Dr. Bloodgood is currently working on a project concerning the interests and capabilities of private actors in genocide which is directed at improving private-private and public-private partnerships in response to genocide. This research is being done in collaboration with Dr. Peter Stoett (Concordia) and the Montreal Institute for Genocide Studies (MIGS).

In this regard, she is also actively researching the formation and consolidation of epistemic communities at the international level.


PhD (Princeton University)

Research interests

International Relations and Nongovernmental Organizations

Teaching activities

POLI 205        Introduction to International Relations
POLI 305        International Political Economy
POLI 398H      Non-State Actors in International Relations
POLI 421        Transnational Politics
POLI 486N      Complexity in International Relations
POLI 617        Knowledge in International Relations
POLI 644        Research Methods
POLI 662        International Political Economy

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