Dr. Genna, Gaspare

Position 
Associate Research Fellow
Nationality 
United States
At UNU-CRIS 
01/02/2013
Biographical Statement 

Gaspare M. Genna is an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies of the United Nations University (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges. He is an associate professor at the University of Texas at El Paso’s Political Science Department and Director of the North American Studies Program. In addition, he is the current chair of the Public Opinion and Participation interest section of the European Union Studies Association, Senior Research Fellow at the TransResearch Institute and an associate editor of the journal Politics & Policy.

His research interests are in explaining the development of regional integration in both economic and political dimensions and its impact on domestic institutions. His work to date involves analyzing state incentives for integration, domestic public support, and the impact integration has on political stability and economic development.  His work uses a systematic and global measurement of integration along with specific regional analysis of Europe and South and North America.

His research appears in European Union Politics, Review of International Political Economy, International Interactions, International Politics, Journal of European Integration, Latin American Perspectives, Comparative European Politics, Politics & Policy, and The Journal of Developing Societies, as well as various edited volumes. He is the co-editor of North American Integration: An Institutional Void in Migration, Security and Development (2013) published by Routledge.

Gaspare M. Genna earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Claremont Graduate University (2002).