Education
  • Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., University of Texas at El Paso
  • B.A., Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Research Areas
  • Women and Politics
  • Gender, Politics and Society in the Americas
Teaching Areas
  • Policy Process and Institutions
  • Social Policy

Victoria E. Rodríguez holds the Ashbel Smith Professorship at the LBJ School and was vice provost and dean of graduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin from 2002 to 2012. Since 2013 she has served as director of the Ph.D. program 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 served as a consultant for the World Bank. Professor Rodríguez's scholarly work has focused on decentralization, governance and democratization in Mexico. In addition to her publications on Mexican politics and public policy, she is known for her work and path-breaking research on women in Mexican politics. Currently she is working with her graduate students on a project on the female presidents of Latin America, following her recently completed work on women in the executive branch in the Americas. In 2001 Professor Rodríguez received jointly with Professor Peter Ward the Ohtli Medal, the highest honor granted by the Mexican government outside Mexico.

Media Expertise
  • Women in Politics

Newsworthy

Media MentionOctober 18, 2016
Professor conducts research on portrayal of female world leaders
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PRI Awards 2015-16

The resources available through the Urban Program and International Program of the Policy Research Institute (PRI) are an important asset to the LBJ School. The Urban Program provides funding for research projects on public policy issues of metropolitan areas, regionalism and inter-governmental relations in the U.S. and abroad.

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