Political Science

  • Political Science

    Department of Political Science

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María Rosa García-Acevedo

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Full-time Faculty
(818) 677-6336
Office location:
ST 218



  • Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.
  • M.A. from the University of New Mexico.
  • B.A. from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • She has been a research fellow in the United States and Mexico at the Center for U.S. Mexican Studies, University of California San Diego; the School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine; the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez and the Colegio de la Frontera Norte.

Courses Taught

  • 155 American Political Institutions
  • 156 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • 197 Ethnic Politics
  • 332 Politics of Latin America
  • 421 The Politics of Development
  • 464 Comparative Public Policy
  • 480 The Politics of Globalization
  • 156 HON Introduction to Comparative Politics:Honors
  • 420A International Relations of Selected Areas:Latin America
  • 432A Politics of Mexico
  • 432B Government and Politics of South America
  • 471C Proseminar:International Relations
  • 471E Proseminar:Public Administration
  • 496 I Experimental Topics Courses in Political Science

Selected Publications and Presentations

The [Re]construction of Diasporic Policies in Mexico in the Era of Globalization and Democracy: The Case of the Clubes de Oriundos. Politics & Policy 36: 6. December 2008  

“Globalization and Democracy in the [Re]construction of Diasporic policies in Mexico.” Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Meeting. Chicago, 2007.  

“Looking Across the Canal: Reflections on Visions and Policies on Water Issues in the United States” In The U.S.-Mexican Border Environment (Vicente Sanchez (ed). San Diego: San Diego State University, 2006.

Research and Interests

Her main areas of research and teaching are Comparative Politics, Latin American and Mexican Politics, and Public Policy.