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Victoria Rodríguez


CWGS Affiliate FacultyPh.D., University of California, Berkeley

Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs

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governance, democratization, and political change in Mexico

Biography


Victoria E. Rodríguez is Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and holds the University’s Ashbel Smith Professorship at the LBJ School. She teaches courses in policy development, women in politics and public policy, and theory and philosophy of public policy. Prior to joining UT Austin in 1991, she held teaching positions at the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Texas at El Paso. She was also a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and has served as a consultant for the World Bank.

Professor Rodríguez received a bachelor’s degree from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Her scholarly work has focused on governance, democratization, and political change in Mexico. In addition to numerous books, articles, and book chapters on Mexican politics and public policy, she is the author of Decentralization in Mexico: From Reforma Municipal to Solidaridad to Nuevo Federalismo (1997). Her current work includes path-breaking research and two books on women in Mexican politics: Women’s Participation in Mexican Political Life (1998) and Women in Contemporary Mexican Politics (2003). Her books have also been published in Spanish in revised and updated editions.

In 2000 Professor Rodríguez received jointly with Professor Peter Ward the Ohtli Medal, the highest honor granted by the Mexican government outside Mexico. In 2002 Hispanic Business named her as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States.

News

Professor Victoria Rodríguez Named One of "20 Elite Women" by Hispanic Business Magazine May. 1, 2007

Courses

SemesterCourse
Fall 2008 P A 392C - Theories of Public Policy

Courses


WGS 393 • Women/Politics/Public Policy

45255 • Spring 2020
Meets TH 9:00AM-12:00PM SRH 3.212

Interdisciplinary topics relating to Women's and Gender Studies.  Seats restricted to WGS MA and Portfolio students during early registration.  Check cross-listings for home departments and originating field of study.

WGS 393 • Women/Politics/Public Policy

45765 • Spring 2019
Meets TH 9:00AM-12:00PM SRH 3.212

Interdisciplinary topics relating to Women's and Gender Studies.  Seats restricted to WGS MA and Portfolio students during early registration.  Check cross-listings for home departments and originating field of study.

LAS 381 • Gend/Politc/Society Latin Amer

40169 • Spring 2018
Meets T 9:00AM-12:00PM SRH 3.220
(also listed as P A 388K)

This course analyzes the growing role of women in Latin America’s social, political and economic life. Based upon a multidisciplinary review of the literature and on current empirical research, this seminar considers the various ways in which women participate in Latin America’s public life, both formally and informally, and contribute to shape the region’s socioeconomic and political processes. Our analysis will focus on how and why women have been especially active in the region, beginning with strong and vibrant women’s movements in the early-mid 20th century to the election of female presidents in the three most important countries in South America – Argentina, Brazil and Chile – and one of the largest shares of women in parliamentary bodies (second only to the Nordic countries) in the early 21stcentury. Our analysis will cover a variety of arenas for women’s political activism, from NGOs and feminist movements to their representation in elected and appointed government positions. The objective is to better understand how women’s political participation has transformed and influenced sociocultural conventions as well as political systems and policy agendas in Latin America.

WGS 393 • Women/Politics/Public Policy

46673 • Spring 2018
Meets TH 9:00AM-12:00PM SRH 3.212

Interdisciplinary topics relating to Women's and Gender Studies.  Seats restricted to WGS MA and Portfolio students during early registration.  Check cross-listings for home departments and originating field of study.

LAS 384L • Women/Politics In Latin Amer

39867 • Spring 2016
Meets TH 9:00AM-12:00PM SRH 3.360
(also listed as P A 388K)

In this course we will survey the different forms of women’s political participation in Latin America, both in the formal and informal arenas.  We will analyze how and why women have been especially active in the region, beginning with strong and vibrant women’s movements in the early twentieth century to the current presence of female presidents in the three most important countries in South America – Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.  We will analyze a variety of arenas for women’s political activism, from NGOs and feminist movements to their representation in elected and appointed government positions. The objective is to better understand how women’s political participation has transformed and influenced political systems and policy agendas in Latin America.

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