Associate Professor of Political Science
Albion College

Areas of Expertise
Genocide, Global Governance, Human Rights, Human Security, Intergovernmental Organizations, International Criminal Court, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Justice, International Organizations, The Responsibility to Protect, Transitional Justice, United Nations

Carrie Booth Walling is an Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science and Associate Director of the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program at Albion College. Walling teaches courses in international politics and human rights and was awarded the “Student’s Choice Teaching Award” by the Albion College Student Senate in 2014 for her teaching and mentoring with undergraduates.

Walling’s research focuses on international responses to mass atrocity crimes including military humanitarian intervention and human rights trials; and how human rights norms are changing the meaning of state sovereignty at the United Nations. Walling is author of All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention, Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press 2013).Walling has published articles on ethnic cleansing, humanitarian intervention, transitional justice, and international human rights trials in the Journal of Peace Research, Human Rights Quarterly, PS: Political Science and Politics, International Journal of Human Rights, Civil Wars and New Global Studies. Working collaboratively with Susan Waltz (University of Michigan), Walling has launched a website on human rights advocacy and the history of international human rights standards – which they describe as is a free, online text book, Walling served as a visiting research scholar at the International Policy Institute, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (January-August 2017).

Walling holds a Ph.D. in Political Science with a minor in Human Rights from the University of Minnesota (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at Albion in 2011, Walling was a postdoctoral fellow with the Michigan Society of Fellows at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (2008-2011). She also holds a BA in International Relations from James Madison College, Michigan State University and Masters degrees in Strategic Studies and Political Science from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and University of Minnesota, respectively. Walling’s previous professional experience includes program and development work for Women for Women International – a non-governmental organization serving women affected by war and conflict.”

Recent Publications

“Contentious Politics in the United States: What Role for Political Scientists,” PS: Political Science and Politics, forthcoming October 2017 1-4.

“Human Rights Norms, State Sovereignty and Humanitarian Intervention,” Human Rights Quarterly, 37 (2015), 383-413.

“The UN Security Council and the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights,” in Joel Pruce ed. The Social Practice of Human Rights (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015), 143-165.

“Putting the Pieces Together: Human Rights Advocacy and the History of International Human Rights Standards,” (with Susan Waltz) Human Rights Quarterly, 36 (2014), 909-915.

All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).

“Decision-makers in the Dock: How International Law, Trials and Human Rights Activism are Shaping the Justice Norm,” New Global Studies, December 2012

“The Impact of Human Rights Trials in Latin America,” Journal of Peace Research, 44:4 (July 2007), 427-445, co-authored with Kathryn Sikkink.

“Global Trends in Transitional Justice and Transitional Justice in Argentina,” in Naomi Roht-Arriaza and Javier Mariezcurrena (eds.) Transitional Justice in the 21st Century: Beyond Truth and Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2006), co-authored with Kathryn Sikkink.

“Ethnic Cleansing” in Ken Booth (ed.) The Kosovo Tragedy: Human Rights Dimensions (Frank Cass Publishers, 2001), 47-66.

“The History and Politics of Ethnic Cleansing,” International Journal of Human Rights, 4:3/4 (Autumn/Winter 2000).

“Intervention, Emancipation and Kosovo,” Civil Wars, 2:3 (Autumn 1999), 65-88.

Recent ACUNS Activity
Walling attended the ACUNS annual meeting at Fordham University in June 2016 and at the Hague Institute for Global Justice in the Hague, the Netherlands in June 2015.

Walling is an ACUNS Summer Workshop alumni – where she presented her research
“The Security Council and Mass Atrocity Crimes: Changing Norms, Evolving Practices,” at the Academic Council on the United Nations System-American Society of International Law Summer Workshop on International Organizations in 2014.