Courtenay Daum

Contact Information

Phone: 970-491-0704


Office: Clark C366B

Role: Faculty

Position: Associate Professor

  • Public Law
  • Gender and Politics
  • American Government and Politics
  • Political Theory


Courtenay W. Daum is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department and Affiliate Faculty with the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research at Colorado State University. Daum’s research focuses on the interaction between law and society including LGBTQ politics, feminist legal theory, and organized interest mobilization and litigation in the courts. Her recent research projects have focused attention on how the criminal justice and legal systems subjugate and constrain marginalized populations including rape victims, the female intimates of drug offenders, and transgender individuals.  Recent articles include “The War on Solicitation and Intersectional Subjection: Quality-of-life Policing as a Tool to Control Transgender Populations” in New Political Science, and “At the Intersection of Social Media and Rape Culture: How Facebook, Texting and Other Personal Communications Challenge the ‘Real’ Rape Myth in the Criminal Justice System” in the Journal of Law, Technology and Policy (with Holly Boux).

Daum's courses offered at Colorado State University include POL 410: American Constitutional Law, POLS 413: U.S. Civil Rights and Liberties, POL 509: Gender and the Law, POL 500: Governmental Politics in the U.S. and POLS 101: Introduction to American Government and Politics. In addition, during the spring 2017 semester Professor Daum will be teaching POLS 492: The Power of Law: From Civil Rights to Critical Race Theory.


Ph.D. Georgetown University 2004

Curriculum Vitae

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POLS 101: Introduction to American Government and Politics

POLS 410: American Constitutional Law

POLS 413: U.S. Civil Rights and Liberties

POLS 509: Gender and the Law

POLS 500: Governmental Politics in the U.S.