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Darren Hawkins (born April 15, 1966) is an American professor and the current chair of the department of Political Science at Brigham Young University. Hawkins is an expert on international conventions and international law. He has written many articles in this field.
Prior to joining the BYU faculty Hawkins was a professor at Tulane University.
Among works by Hawkins is the book International Human Rights and Authoritarian Rule in Chile. He was also an editor of the book Delegation and Agency in International Organization. Hawkins also wrote, with Jay Goodliffe, the article "Explaining Commitment: States and the Convention against Torture" in the journal Politics.