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Gratzia Villarroel

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. She is a member of the executive board for the International Studies Association Peace Studies Section (2018-present). Villarroel served as the associate academic dean for global affairs at St. Norbert College (2014-2017) and was the co-editor for the Latin American Studies Association journal, LASA Forum (2013-2014). She was selected the 2007-2008 Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

Villarroel's research interests include Latin American democracies in the 21st century (“Democracy and Artistic Production in Latin America in a Digital and Global Era” 2013) and women in politics in Latin America. She has published on indigenous women and politics in Bolivia (“Bolivian Women Making the Revolution” 2013) and has served as a consultant for Bolivia’s National Museum. Villarroel has also published on the interplay of globalization and democratic movements in Latin America (“Diversifying Democracy in Latin America in the 21st Century” 2014) She is currently working on a manuscript entitled “Lifting the Gaze: The Seven Myths of Latin American Indigenous Women.”

Villarroel is currently a member of the Academic Council of the United Nations (ACUNS), the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and the International Studies Association (LASA). She was inducted to Phi Beta Delta, the Honor Society for International Educators, and Phi Beta Delta, the Political Science Honor Society. Villarroel is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and currently serves as the president of the board of governance of Casa Alba Melanie, the Hispanic Resource Center of Greater Green Bay (2018-present). She is also a member of St. Norbert College’s Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI).

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
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