Department of Political Science

Jeannette Graulau

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Phone Number: (718) 960-8738
Office: Carman Hall, Room 363
Rank: Assistant Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: B.A., University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus; Ph.D., Syracuse University

Academic background

Ph. D. Syracuse University; B.A. University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

Professor Graulau has published in Continuity & Change, Progress in Development Studies, Rivista Di Studi Politici Internazionali and European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, among others.  She has contributed to the Model Mining Development Agreement Project of the Mining Law Committee-International Bar Association and the Communities and Small-Scale Mining initiative of the Oil, Gas, Mining and Chemicals Department-World Bank.  Professor Graulau has presented her academic work in proceedings of professional associations and meetings, including International Congress for the History of Science and Technology; Association of American Geographers; Conference Mining Across Generations; Conference Mining, Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods; and Latin American Studies Association.   

Her current research project, ‘Silver mining on a global scale’, surveys the history of silver mining industries before and after the rise of capitalism. Professor Graulau has been invited to present parts of her project at the European Centre of Excellence Jean Monnet-Luigi Einaudi and Faculty of Economics of La Sapienza, Università di Roma, and Department of Geography, UCLA-Berkeley. 

In collaboration with economist Dennis O. Flynn, Professor Graulau also works on a project entitled ‘Unified Theory of Prices and mining accounts’. The project describes relations between physical stocks and prices in the mining industry, using the UTP model developed by Flynn and Doherty (1989). A preliminary paper, entitled ‘Economics as a physical science’, was presented at the proceedings of the BHA inaugural conference this last summer. 

Professor Graulau is a member of the following professional associations: The Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction; Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies; Latin American Studies Association; and Renaissance Studies.  


Political Economy of Development, Classical Political Economy, Globalization, Integration of the Americas, Global Environmental Politics.

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