Gratzia Villarroel

Associate Academic Dean for Global Affairs & Associate Professor of Political Science

B.A., University of North Dakota
M.A., University of South Carolina
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Programs: Political Science, International Studies, Women and Gender Studies

Dr. Gratzia Villarroel is an Associate Professor of International Relations and Comparative Politics.

Dr. Villarroel’s main research interests include the impact of global institutions on the development of democratic structures and the significance of non-traditional actors in the political process of developing nations. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled In the Footsteps of Bartolina Sisa: Indigenous Women, Evo Morales, and the Bolivian Social Revolution. Professor Villarroel was the 2007-2008 Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University. She has published in the fields of Latin American Politics and International Organizations.  

Professor Villarroel has presented numerous papers at international academic conferences including the Joint Conference on International Law and International Studies Association in The Hague, and the Academic Council on the United Nations in San Jose de Costa Rica. In 2007 she was invited to participate in the Tuesday Seminar Series sponsored by the DRCLAS and the Weatherhead Center at Harvard University. Professor Villarroel is a member of the American Political Science Association (APSA), the International Studies Association (ISA), the Academic Council on the United Nations (ACUNS), and the Southeastern Conference on Latin American Studies Association (SECOLAS).

Courses
POLI 150/INTL 150 Introduction to International Studies
POLI 350 International Relations Theory
POLI 353 U.S. Foreign Policy
POLI 355 International Organizations
POLI 362 North South Relations in the Contemporary World
INTL 400 World Issues and Conflict
POLI 455 The United Nations in World Politics
POLI/WMGS 489 Feminist Perspectives on International Relations
WASH 3930 Washington Semester Program