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Professor Lisa Avalos awarded LSU International Scholar Research/Arts & Performance Grant

The LSU Internationalization Grants Committee recommended for funding Professor Lisa Avalos‘ proposal titled “She must be lying to us! Rape, Disbelieved Victims, and the Politics of Charging Victims with False Reporting (England).” The proposal was recommended under the category “LSU International Scholar Research/Arts & Performance Grant.”Portrait photo of Professor Lisa Avalos

Funding will support her collaborative research on rape crimes in London, England.

“The Committee feels that by interviewing rape victims and others involved in these cases, and by building international strategic collaborations with global partners, you will be able to fiercely contribute to further globalize the curriculum at the Law School and provide students with experiential learning opportunities that will enhance their life-long learning,” the Committee said in a statement.

Professor Avalos focuses her research on international human rights with an emphasis on women’s human rights, gender-based violence, and sexual violence. She works with international nongovernmental organizations to develop policy solutions that address persistent human rights violations such as rape, child marriage, forced marriage, and honor-based violence. Her teaching interests include criminal law, international human rights, and gender-based violence.

Avalos previously served as Assistant Professor of Law at Arkansas. She earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law. She also holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology Northwestern University, and a B.A. in psychology from Northwestern University.

LSU, through International Programs, offers LSU Faculty Internationalization Grants to assist faculty and students for developing programs that promote Comprehensive Internationalization engagement at LSU. These opportunities support innovative international research programs abroad, international travel, language study, and internationally focused workshops, conferences, performances, and literary symposia/colloquia.