Elizabeth A. Bloodgood

Associate Professor

Department of Political Science

Concordia University

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West

1225-23 Hall Building

Montreal, Quebec





Brief Bio                       


Curriculum Vita


Research@Concordia page


Dr. Bloodgood’s research focuses on strategic behavior by NGOs and the roles non-state actors play in foreign policy and international regime formation. She is particularly interested in NGOs’ use of informational lobbying, expertise, and protest tactics to influence national decision-makers regarding foreign policy and international regimes. In her past work, Dr. Bloodgood has examined the activities of Greenpeace, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Friends of the Earth, and Abolition 2000.


She is currently working on a new dataset of national NGO regulation and the effect of domestic political opportunity structures on NGO behavior globally with Aseem Prakash and Joannie Tremblay-Boire (University of Washington); the use of agent-based modeling to understand the operations and evolution of national and global populations of INGOs with Emily Clough (Newcastle University); and methodological and data developments in the study of NGOs with Hans Peter Schmitz (Syracuse University). Additional information on these and other projects can be found in the Research Pages.


Home Page


Research Pages

NGO Strategic Information Transmission


National Regulation of NGOs


NGOs and Counterterrorism Regulations


NGO Population Ecology


Researching INGOs


Epistemic Communities



Course Information

POLI 205 Intro to IR

POLI 207 Intro to Research

POLI 305 Intl Political Economy

POLI 421 Transnational Politics

POLI 644 Research Methods

POLI 662 Intl Political Economy

POLI 687A Knowledge in IR

Thesis Research



Genocide Workshop (2008)

Final Report


Affiliations and Associations


Concordia University

Department of Political Science



American Political Science Association

International Studies Association

Canadian Political Science Association


International Society of Third Sector Research

International Association of Genocide Scholars

INGO Scholars




Interesting Links


Union of International Assns

United Nations

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

International Center for Non-Profit Law

JHU Global Civil Society Project

Foundation Center


Urban Institute





Schmitz’s TNA project (Syracuse)

Carpenter’s TNA project (UMass Amherst)

Smith’s SMO project (Notre Dame)



New York Times

Wall Street Journal

Globe and Mail



National Public Radio