Darren Hawkins

Brigham Young University


Darren Hawkins

Darren Hawkins is Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University, where he is currently the department chair. He teaches and researches on international relations, human rights, and international organizations. He is interested in questions about why countries create international rules and institutions, how those in turn influence the countries that created them, and whether any of this does any good in the world. He has coedited a volume with Cambridge University Press, Delegation and Agency in International Organizations, and published a book with Nebraska University Press, International Human Rights and Authoritarian Rule in Chile. He has also published a number of scholarly articles on international human rights, international institutions, and democracy. These have appeared in International Organization, Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Politics, Global Governance, Review of International Studies, and other journals. He received undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Political Science at the University of Utah and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught at Dartmouth College, Tulane University, and the College of William and Mary. In Fall 2001, he held a Fulbright Fellowship in Copenhagen, Denmark and in 2004 he was honored with a John A. Widtsoe Fellowship from BYU. He enjoys hiking, backpacking, camping, golf, basketball, gardening, reading, beating his colleagues in fantasy sports, and lots of other wonderful non-academic things. He is married and has four children, ages 8-18.