Lowell Gustafson

About Lowell Gustafson

Senior Visiting Fellow

Lowell Gustafson is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A graduate of North Park College, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1984. A specialist in Latin American politics, Gustafson’s interests also include comparative politics, international relations, international economy and development, church-state relations, and “big history,” an emerging academic discipline which examines history from the Big Bang to the present.

His books include National and Human Security Issues in Latin America: Democracies at Risk (co-edited, 2006), Thucydides’ Theory of International Relations: A Lasting Possession (2000), and The Sovereignty Dispute over the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands (1988).  He has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including ones from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Program. He served as President of the International Big History Association from 2016-18.

A complete vita for Dr. Gustafson may be found here.