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Christina Villegas

Visiting Fellow

Christina Villegas is a visiting fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum.  She holds a Ph.D. in Politics from the Institute for Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas, where she was an Earhart Fellow.  Her dissertation examines the theoretical foundations and legislative history of the Violence Against Women Act, and she has written extensively on the law for different outlets including the Independent Women’s Forum, the Heritage Foundation, Townhall.com, and the Huffington Post.  

Christina co-authored the book “Hard Drive: A Family’s Fight against Three Countries,” which chronicles her family’s fight for truth and justice in the mysterious death of her cousin, electrical engineer Dr. Shane Truman Todd, in Singapore. She has additionally written several articles and books on various aspects of American political thought and policy, including the recently published Alexander Hamilton: Documents Decoded and a forthcoming book on youth unemployment.

Christina is currently an assistant professor of political science at California State University, San Bernardino, where she teaches courses in American government, public policy, and political thought.

Christina lives in Southern California with her husband Manuel and three children.

Recent Articles:

Politicians Must Fulfill MLK's Dream
January 20 2014
by Christina Villegas


Forcing Gender Parity Won't Buy Women Happiness
December 31 2013
by Christina Villegas


Trick or Treat?: Health Care Coverage for Under $50
October 31 2013
by Christina Villegas


California Wage Hike Is Not Only Bad Policy, It’s Also Unjust
September 30 2013
by Christina Villegas


Demagoguery and Duplicity Cloud VAWA Reauthorization Debate
January 8 2013
by Christina Villegas


Mia Love Would Shake Up Congress
April 26 2012
by Christina Villegas


In the Prosecution of Violent Crimes, Actions Should Speak Louder than Words
February 29 2012
by Christina Villegas


VAWA: A Misguided Attempt to Combat Injustice
February 19 2012
by Christina Villegas


Prom Advice: Don't Let the Romanticizing Trend Warp You
May 22 2013
by Jennifer Marsico


The Kinder Egg Kerfuffle
March 26 2013
by Jennifer Marsico


The Violence Against Women Act
February 25 2013
by Christina Villegas


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