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Clair Apodaca

Clair Apodaca, Associate Professor

Clair Apodaca, Associate Professor
Clair Apodaca, Associate Professor

Department of Political Science
531 Major Williams Hall (0130)
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Clair Apodaca is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science.

  • Human Rights
  • Hunger
  • International Development
  • Macroeconomics
  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • M.A., Purdue University
  • B.A., San Diego University
  • Human Rights Section of the International Studies Association (former Vice Chair)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Human Rights
  • American Political Science Association


Clair Apodaca. 2017. State Repression in Post-Disaster Societies. (New York: Routledge)

Clair Apodaca. 2010. Child Hunger and Human Rights: International Governance (London: Routledge Research in Human Rights)

Clair Apodaca. 2006. Understanding U.S. Human Rights Policy: A Paradoxical Legacy. (New York: Routledge)

Journal Articles

Clair Apodaca. 2019. “Emerging Contradictions in US Human Rights Policy: The Trump Agenda,” in Alison Brysk and Michael Stohl (eds). Human Rights and Human Dignity: Norms, Institutions and Practice. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publisher.

Clair Apodaca. 2018. “The Human Rights Costs of NGOs’ Naming and Shaming Campaigns,” in Alison Brysk and Michael Stohl (eds). Contracting Human Rights: Crisis, Accountability, and Opportunity. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publisher.

Clair Apodaca. 2017. “Foreign Aid as a Foreign Policy Tool.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy AnalysisOnline Publication Date: Apr 2017 DOI:  10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.332

Clair Apodaca. 2017. “Expanding Responsibilities: The Consequences of World Bank and IMF Policies on Child Welfare,” in Alison Brysk and Michael Stohl (eds). Expanding Human Rights: 21st Century Norms and Governance. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publisher

Clair Apodaca and Pamela Blackmon. 2016. “Does the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative Realize its Goal of Poverty Alleviation?” Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development 7(1): 1-38.

Clair Apodaca. 2010. “Do Global Strategies for Poverty Eradication in Sub-Saharan Africa Work? An Assessment of Several International Macroeconomic Policies,” Journal of Third World Studies 17(2): 109-134.

Clair Apodaca. 2009. “Overcoming Obstacles in Quantitative Feminist Research.” Politics & Gender 5(3): 419-426.

Clair Apodaca. 2008. “Preventing Child Hunger: Health and Agriculture as Determinants of Food Security.” Journal of Children and Poverty, 14 (1): 21-40.

Robert Blanton and Clair Apodaca. 2007. “Economic Globalization and Intrastate Conflict: Is Openness a Pathway to Peace?” Social Science Journal 44 (4): 599-619.

Book Chapters

Clair Apodaca. 2014. “Chapter 10: Human Rights Measurement,” in Anja Mihr and Mark Gibney (eds). The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Clair Apodaca. 2011. “The Right to Food,” in Thomas Cushman (ed). Handbook of Human Rights. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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