General Information

My name is Jenny Pribble and I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Richmond.  My research focuses on issues of comparative political economy and I recently finished a book manuscript that develops and tests a theory to explain why some Latin American states have been more effective than others at reforming social policy in a universalistic direction.  The book builds upon my dissertation research, which was awarded the Linda Dykstra Distinguished Dissertation Award for the best dissertation in the social sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009).  My research has also been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Latin American Research Review, the American Sociological Review, Comparative Politics, and Studies in Comparative International Development.  I received my Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008.  For more information about my research, please see the ‘research’ tab.

At the University of Richmond, I teach courses in comparative politics, including ‘Introduction to Comparative Politics’ (PLSC 240), ‘Latin American Politics’ (PLSC 349), ‘Globalization’ (PLSC 351), ‘Cross-National Research Methods’ (PLSC 374), and specialized senior seminars.  For examples of my syllabi, please see the ‘teaching’ tab.

Before beginning my doctoral research I worked as a journalist in Santiago, Chile, where I wrote for the Santiago Times and freelanced for United Press International.  I have traveled extensively in Latin America and Europe and speak fluent French, Spanish, and Italian.