Laura Heideman

Scholarly Interests

My research looks at the long-term process of rebuilding communities after the end of wars. I am particularly interested in the role non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play in peacebuilding. My broad interests within sociology include development, globalization, gender studies, human rights, social movements, organizations and civil society.

Recent Courses Taught

  • Social Movements and Collective Behavior
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Peace and Social Justice


  • 2014 Emerging Scholar Dissertation of Merit, International Society for Third-Sector Research


Associate Professor
Office: Zulauf 812

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison