Professor Willis received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas-Austin. Before joining the Grinnell College faculty in 1991, Professor Willis taught political science and political economy at Boston College and Tulane University. Her research on Latin American politics has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals including the Latin American Politics and Society, Journal of Latin American Studies, Latin American Research Review and World Politics. Her current research and analysis of contemporary politics focuses on popular responses to trade negotiations in Central America and the international context of Latinx immigration to the U.S.
Professor, Grinnell Collge
Visiting assistant professor, Tulane University
Assistant Professor, Boston College
University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D.
Georgetown University, B.S.F.S
Latin American Politics and Society, The CAFTA Conflict and Costa Rica’s Democracy: Assessing the 2007 Referendum
World Politics, A Political Theory of Decentralization with Latin American Cases
Latin American Research Review, The Politics of Decentralization in Latin America
Journal of Latin American Studies, Explaining Bureaucratic Independence in Brazil: The Experience of the National Economic Development Bank