Dalee Dorough

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
SSB 361

(907) 786-4993


Specializing in public international law, international human rights law, international relations, Indigenous human rights standards, political and legal relations between nation-states and Indigenous peoples, and the status and human rights of Alaska Natives, Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough (Inuit-Alaska) holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law (2002) and a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University (1991). 

Teaching Responsibilities

She is an Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Alaska Anchorage, responsible for the sub-field of International Relations.  Active for decades at the UN, International Labor Organization, and the Organization of American States, she is presently the Chairperson and an Expert Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues []


Recent publications include the Expert Commentary of the Committee on Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the International Law Association []; the Human Rights chapter of the UN publication State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples []; and Reflections on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: An Arctic Perspective, Hart Publishing, Oxford. Forthcoming 2014 publications include two contributions to and co-editing of a manuscript entitled Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in International Law:Emergence and Application -- A Book in Honor of Asbjörn Eide at Eighty.