Joanna Regulska

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Position Title
Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor

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


Dr. Joanna Regulska currently serves as the vice provost and associate chancellor at University of California, Davis, where she is also a professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. With over 30 years of international experience in higher education, she has developed and led large-scale educational projects and programs that have transformed institutions, established new degree programs and collaborative partnerships, and substantially improved the delivery of internationally focused services to students, faculty, and staff. In 2013, she was a winner of the Fulbright U.S.-Korea International Education Administrator Award.