Lowell Gustafson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences; Professor, Department of Political Science; Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Area of Expertise:
- Latin American Politics
- International Relations Theories
- International Political Economy
The politics of Latin America, an immense region whose vast geographic umbrella encompasses the diverse populations of 34 nations spanning Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, is an eclectic mix of dictatorships and emerging democracies. Dr. Gustafson can share his firsthand experience with the rich cultural heritage of Latin America and discuss how the region's current political structures could shape its future role in the global community.
- Ph.D., University of Virginia
- M.A., University of Virginia
- B.A., North Park College
- Gustafson, Lowell S., Pattnayak, Satya, co-editors, National and Human Security Issues in Latin America: Democracies at Risk, Edwin Mellen Press, 2006.
- Gustafson, Lowell, S., Pattnayak, Satya, co-editors, Economic Performance Under Democratic Regimes in Latin America in the Twenty-First Century, Edwin Mellen Press, New York, 2003.
- Gustafson, Lowell S., Trevelyan, Amelia M., co-editors, Ancient Maya Gender Identity and Relations, Westport: Bergin and Garvey, 2002.
- Gustafson, Lowell S., Imtiaz, Hussain, Ugalde, Valdes, Luis, Jose, Co-Editors, Book Chapter: "By other means, for other ends: Bush's re-election reassessed," "Neoconning America: The Deliberate Use of Deception," Universidad Iberoamericana, 2005.
- Gustafson, Lowell S., Book Chapter: "Islamic Threats to Latin American Democracy and Security," in National and Human Security Issues in Latin America: Democracies at Risk.
Selected Professional Experience
- Department of Political Science, Villanova University, 1986-present
- Lecturer, University of Virginia
- "Private Armies and Public Disorder in Latin America," 2009.