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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): Google Scholar
ORCID: 0000-0001-6093-8162

Dr. Beth Bloodgood is interested in the emergence and influence of non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and the political power of information and data. Her SSHRC-funded research (with Wendy Wong, Toronto, and Sarah Stroup, Middlebury) in partnership with Ajah examines NGO lifecycles and populations cross-nationally and over time in order to understand the relationships between national regulations, nonprofit data environments, and nonprofit regulators. The Global Registry of Nonprofit Data Sources (GRNDS) can be found at and on the GRNDS Dataverse (


Columbia University, MA, Political Science
Princeton University, PhD, Politics

Research interests

International Relations; Nongovernmental Organizations; Epistemic Communities; Nonprofit Regulations; Data

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



Christopher L. Pallas and Elizabeth A. Bloodgood, eds. Beyond the Boomerang: From Transnational Advocacy Networks to Transcalar Advocacy in International Politics. Birmingham, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2022.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Elizabeth Bloodgood, Jesse Bourns, Michael Lenczner, Takumi Shibaike, Jenny Tabet, and Wendy Wong. (2023) “Explaining National Nonprofit Data Environments: Data to Enable or Constrain?” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 52(2), 281–303.

Elizabeth A. Bloodgood, Sarah S. Stroup, and Wendy H. Wong. (2023) “What Counts? How to Use Different Sources of NGO Data.” Voluntas 34(1): 126-132.

Elizabeth A. Bloodgood, “New Multilateralism: The UN and Governance in the Era of Nonstate Actors,” in Does the UN Model Still Work? Challenges and Prospects for the Future of Multilateralism, ed. Kim Fontaine-Skronski, Valeriane Thool, and Norbert Eschborn, eds. (pp. 57-77). Brill, 2023.

Anthony DeMattee, Takumi Shibaike, Nicholas Gertler, and Elizabeth Bloodgood. (2022) “Overcoming the Laws in Translation Problem: Comparing Techniques to Translate Legal Texts.” Qualitative and Multi-Methods Research, 20(2): 13-21. 

Elizabeth A. Bloodgood. "Power to the People? Network Structures and the World Social Forum." In Beyond the Boomerang, Christopher Pallas and Elizabeth Bloodgood, eds. (pp. 62-79). Birmingham: University of Alabama Press, 2022.

Elizabeth A. Bloodgood, “New Multilateralism: The UN and Governance in the Era of Nonstate Actors,” in Does the UN Model Still Work? Challenges and Prospects for the Future of Multilateralism, ed. Norbert Eschborn. Brill, 2022.

Elizabeth A. Bloodgood. “Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs).” In Oxford Handbook of International Political Economy, Jon Pevehouse and Leonard Seabrooke, eds. London: Oxford University Press, 2021.

Elizabeth A. Bloodgood. “Primary Data on NGOs: Pushing the Bounds of Present Possibilities.” In Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations, Thomas Davies, ed (pp. 209-220). London: Routledge, 2019.


Elizabeth A. Bloodgood. “Quantifying NGOs.” In Handbook on Non-Governmental Organizations, Aynsley Kellow and Hannah Murphy-Gregory, eds. London: Edward Elger, 2018.

Elizabeth A. Bloodgood. “Being an NGO in the OECD.” In The NGO Challenge to IR Theory, edited by William DeMars and Dennis Dikzeul. London: Routledge, 2015. Pg. 130-158.


Elizabeth A. Bloodgood and Hans Peter Schmitz. “The INGO Research Agenda: A Community Approach to Challenges in Method and Theory.” In The Routledge Handbook of International Organization, edited by Bob Reinalda. London: Routledge, 2013. Pp. 67-79.


Elizabeth A. Bloodgood. “The Yearbook of International Organizations and Archives for Non-State Research.” In The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors, edited by Bob Reinalda. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2011. Pp. 19-33.

Elizabeth A. Bloodgood. “Institutional Environment and the Organization of Advocacy NGOs in the OECD.” In Advocacy Organizations and Collective Action, edited by Aseem Prakash and Mary Kay Gugerty. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Pp. 91-129.

Elizabeth A. Bloodgood. “The Political Logic of Institutional Adaptation: NGOs’ Strategies Abroad.” In Globalization, Philanthropy, and Civil Society: Projecting Institutional Logics Abroad, edited by Steven Heydemann and David C. Hammack. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009. Pp. 223-257.

Encyclopedia Entries

Elizabeth A. Bloodgood. “INGOs.” In Palgrave Encyclopedia of Interest Groups, Lobbying, and Public Affairs, Phil Harris, Alberto Bitonti, Craig S. Fleisher, and Anne Skorkjaer Binderkrantz, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

Elizabeth A. Bloodgood. “Transnational Advocacy Networks.” International Encyclopedia of Civil Society (2nd ed.), Regina A. List, Helmut K. Anheier, and Stefan Toepler, eds. Springer, 2023.

Public Outreach Publications

Elizabeth Bloodgood, Tosca Bruno-van Vijkeijken, Nina Hall, George Mitchell, Christopher Pallas and Hans Peter Schmitz. “The Future of Transnational NGO Advocacy.” Stanford Social Innovation Review, May 20, 2019, 


Elizabeth Bloodgood and Tristan Masson. “Digital Technology and the Changing Face of Diplomacy.” Policy Options, March 16, 2018.


Elizabeth Bloodgood and Tristan Masson. “Twitter’s Struggle to Thwart Threats to Democracy.” The Conversation, May 29, 2018.

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