Dr. Genna, Gaspare

Associate Research Fellow
United States
Research Interests 

Comparative regional integration
European Union political integration
Public support for regional integration
Inter-personal and political trust


PhD in Political Science, Claremont Graduate University
MA in Political Economy, Claremont Graduate University
MA in Political Science, San Diego State University
BA in Political Science, University of California, San Diego

Biographical Statement 

Gaspare M. Genna is an Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS and Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at El Paso’s Political, where he is also the Director of the North American Studies Program. In addition, he is a 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 Geopolitics, European Union Politics, Review of International Political Economy, International Interactions, International Politics, Journal of European Integration, Latin American Perspectives, Comparative European Politics, Politics & Policy, Social Science Journal, Journal of International Relations and Development, Revista Conexão Política, and The Journal of Developing Societies, as well as various books and edited volumes.