Rodriguez, Victoria | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • 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 was vice provost and dean of graduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin from 2002 to 2012, and has served as director of the Ph.D. program at the LBJ School (2013–21). She taught courses in policy development, women in politics and public policy, and theory and philosophy of public policy.

Prior to joining UT Austin in 1991, Dr. Rodríguez 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. Her scholarly work has focused on decentralization, governance and democratization in Mexico. In addition to her publications on Mexican politics and public policy, Dr. Rodríguez is known for her work and pathbreaking research on women in Mexican politics. In 2001 Dr. Rodríguez received jointly with Professor Peter Ward the Ohtli Medal, the highest honor granted by the Mexican government outside Mexico.

Courses Taught
Media Expertise
  • Women in Politics


NewsJuly 23, 2018
LBJ School co-hosts APPAM 2018 International Conference in Mexico City

"Public Policy for Sustainable Metropolitan Development" was the theme of the 2018 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) International Conference in Mexico City, Mexico. The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Instituto Tecnólogico Autónomo de Méxic (ITAM) jointly organized the conference, which was held July 19–20, 2018.

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Media MentionOctober 18, 2016
Professor conducts research on portrayal of female world leaders

Victoria Rodriguez, a professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, wanted to analyze the effectiveness of women in power by evaluating women who held public office, their policy agendas, efficacy of governance and social impacts of women within Latin America’s presidential offices.

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NewsMarch 31, 2015
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. The International Program provides funding for research that will enhance understanding of issues in the international arena. These competitive awards are designed to support research by tenured and tenure track faculty and are expected to enhance the LBJ School’s visibility in academic and policy communities.

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