Dr. Adriana Crocker

Dr. Adriana Crocker, Associate Professor of Political Science, was awarded the distinguished 2016 Pearson Faculty Award! The Pearson Faculty Award recognizes a faculty member whose performance exemplifies UIS’ commitment to excellence in teaching and who stands among the very best teachers on campus. Such a teacher both informs and inspires students, giving them the knowledge and values with which they may become productive and enlightened citizens. The award was established by a gift from Dr. Emmet and Mary Pearson, longtime benefactors of the campus.
Dr. Adriana Crocker received the distinguished 2016 Pearson Faculty Award.  The Pearson Faculty Award recognizes a faculty member whose performance exemplifies UIS’ commitment to excellence in teaching and who stands among the very best teachers on campus.

Associate Professor of Political Science
Email: acroc2@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-8329
Office: PAC 368

Adriana has a law degree (LLB) from the University of La Plata Argentina and a Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University.

She specializes in Latin American politics and has a strong background in international law. Her research interests include the study of gender quota legislation and other institutional mechanisms for women, and international and regional organizations, particularly those concerned with gender, such as the Inter-American Commission of Women (OAS).

She is also interested in the broader fields of human rights and women’s rights.

Publications:

Piatti-Crocker, Adriana, and Laman Tasch. “Veil Bans in Western Europe: Interpreting Policy Diffusion.” Journal of International Women’s Studies 16, no. 2 (2015): 15.

Piatti-Crocker, Adriana. “Two Decades of Gender Quotas in Argentina: Diffusion of Policy and its Effects.” In Archenti Nélida and Maria Inés Tula (ed)  Women and Politics in Latin America: Continuities and Changes (EUDEBA-University of Buenos Aires Press: Buenos Aires, 2014): 105-129.

Pierceson Jason, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, and Shawn Schulenberg (eds.) “Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance. ( Lexington Publishers: New York, 2013).

Piatti-Crocker, Adriana. “Diffusion of Same-Sex Policies in Latin America.” In Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance. Jason Pierceson Jason, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, and Shawn Schulenberg eds. (Lexington Publishers, New York 2013):

Piatti-Crocker, Adriana and Laman Tasch, Pew Case Study # 304 “Unveiling the Veil Ban Dilemma: The case of Leyla Şahin” (Washington D.C: Institute of Diplomacy Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Services, 2012).

Piatti-Crocker, Adriana and Laman Tasch, “Unveiling the Veil Ban Dilemma: Turkey and Beyond.” In Journal of International Women Studies Vol. 13 # 3 (July, 2012): 17-32.

Khanani, Ahmed, Genaro Lozano, Nancy Nicol, David Rayside, Jean C. Robinson, Laura Saldivia, and Miriam Smith. Same-sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-sex Relationships. Edited by Jason Pierceson, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, and Shawn Schulenberg. Lexington Books, 2010.

Piatti-Crocker, Adriana, ed. Diffusion of Gender Quotas in Latin America and Beyond: Advances and Setbacks in the Last Two Decades. (New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2011).

Piatti-Crocker, Adriana. 2010.  “Jumping on the Bandwagon: Origins and Effects of Gender Quotas Worldwide.” In International Studies Review 12 (2010): 686-688. Book Review.

Piatti-Crocker, Adriana and Kempton, Daniel. Pew Case-Study #296 “Gender Quotas in Afghanistan: Solution or Problem?” Institute of Diplomacy Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Services, Georgetown University, 2008.

Crocker Adriana. “Gender Quotas in Latin America, Innovation, Diffusion, and the End of a Wave?” In Cena Internacional, vol.9 n2: 95-124, 2007.