Dr. Pedro dos Santos

Pedro A. G. dos Santos comes from Luther College, where he was an Assistant Professor of Political Science and the Director of the International Studies Program. As Director of the International Studies Program, he helped revamp the program in the creation of a Development Studies and a Peace and Conflict Studies concentration. At Luther he taught a variety of courses in Comparative Politics and International Relations, including courses on sustainability in Latin America, courses focusing on gender and development, and a study away short course on race and politics in Brazil.  He has two main areas of research in Brazilian politics: women’s representation in the legislative and executive, and the rise of evangelical politicians in the country. He has published numerous book chapters as well as articles in Latin American Politics and Society and Politics & Gender. He is currently working on a co-authored book-length project examining the impact the presidency of Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first woman president, on women’s representation and empowerment in the country.

SJU Office: Simons Hall 144

Fall 2020 Courses

POLS 121 - Introduction to International Relations

POLS 352 - Global Gender Issues

POLS 364 - Senior Research Seminar (IR Section)

Spring 2021 Courses

POLS 121 - Introduction to International Relations

POLS 223 - Comparative Politics

POLS 345 - Global South