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Position Title
Vice Provost and Dean

Global Affairs

International Center, Suite 3120

With Global Affairs Since

  • 2015

Faculty Position

Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
College of Letters and Science


  • Women’s agency, (dis)placement, political activism, grassroots mobilization, and the construction of political spaces by women within the context of regime change and post-conflict environment
  • Recent collaborative, multi-year NSF funded research examined everyday practices and livelihood strategies of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Georgia
  • Understanding how women engage in transformative practices as political subjects and agents of social change under flexible and ever-changing conditions where instability and unpredictability become a norm
  • Gender dimensions of European integration and on the eastern enlargement of the European Union


M.S., Geography, University of Warsaw, Poland
Ph.D., Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder


Joanna Regulska is vice provost and dean of Global Affairs and professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Davis. For more than 30 years Regulska has led programs that have transformed institutions, established collaborative partnerships, and improved services for students, faculty, and staff. Two of the visionary initiatives Regulska is leading at UC Davis include: striving to provide all students with valuable global learning experiences through Global Education for All; and strengthening global research, education and engagement through Global Centers. A respected scholar, Regulska’s research concentrates on women’s political activism, grassroots mobilization, decentralization, democracy and democratization.