Gemma Marolda

  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar

Gemma Marolda is teaching faculty in Political Science and affiliated faculty of the Ford Institute for Human Security, the European Studies Center, and the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.  Her specializations are international relations and comparative politics.  She has extensive teaching experience, including graduate and undergraduate courses on global governance and international organizations, migration and human security, regional integration and regionalism, transatlantic relations, European Union politics, and Northeast and Southeast Asia politics.   Her current research focuses on Europe and East Asia. Her research on Europe is centered on the migration challenge in the Central Mediterranean, especially state and non-state actors’ role in search and rescue operations at sea. Her research was recently published in an EJML’s article entitled “From Humanitarian Rescue to Border Security: Managing Migration in the Central Mediterranean.”  In 2009-2012, Dr. Marolda was a visiting faculty at the European Studies Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, where she began work on a second area of research on East Asian regionalism, its impact on the global economy and implications for the future of the international order.



PS1309          Comparative Regionalism: Europe and Asia
PS1503          International Organization
PS1523          East Asia in World Politics
PS1316          Asian Politics
PS1349          Transatlantic Governance and Policy
PS1317          Politics of the European Union
PS1536          Human Security
PS1311          Western European Government & Politics
PS1513          Foreign Policies in a Changing World

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Maryland at College Park, 1994

Research Interests

Global Governance                                               
Globalization and Regionalism
International Organizations                               
International Norms          
Trade and the Global Economy                         
Transatlantic Relations
European Integration                                           
East Asian Regionalism
European Migration Policy                                 
Humanitarian Assistance


Area of Study