Richard Friman, Ph.D.

Richard Friman
Richard Friman, Ph.D.Marquette University

Wehr Physics Hall, 423

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-5991
Curriculum Vitae

Eliot Fitch Professor for International Studies

Political Science

Richard Friman is Eliot Fitch Professor for International Studies, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for Transnational Justice at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His current research focuses on the intersection of the licit and illicit global economies with specific projects on the politics of (im)migration and crime, responses to smuggling out of advanced industrial countries, approaches to citizen and noncitizen human trafficking, and the intersection of state, society, and organized crime. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of eight books including The Politics of Leverage in International Relations: Name, Shame, and Sanction (Palgrave Macmillan 2015), the author of numerous book chapters, and has published in journals including The Review of International Political Economy, International Organization, and Crime, Law and Social Change. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Human Trafficking.


Ph.D, Cornell University, 1987

Courses Taught

  • POSC 2601 International Politics | Syllabus
  • POSC 4621 Politics of the World Economy | Syllabus
  • POSC 4641 Politics of the Illicit Global Economy | Syllabus
  • POSC 4643 Human Trafficking | Syllabus
  • POSC 6601 International Politics | Syllabus



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