Joanna Regulska, vice provost and dean of Global Affairs, and professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Davis, has led large-scale programs that transform institutions, establish collaborative partnerships, and substantially improve globally focused services for students, faculty, and staff, for over 30 years. Regulska oversees Global Affairs at UC Davis, where among several initiatives, she leads three visionary priorities: striving to provide all students with valuable global learning experiences; advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals agenda and engagement efforts through Global Centers.
In 2019, she was honored as the first-ever recipient of the Senior International Officer Award from the Institute of International Education. A respected scholar, Regulska’s research concentrates on women’s political activism, feminist grassroots mobilization, decentralization, democracy and democratization, with a focus on Europe and the Caucasus. She is the author and co-author of eight books and over one-hundred articles and chapters. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the European Commission, the Ford Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, Andrew Mellon Foundation and other funding agencies.