Griselda Jarquin Wille is a Frederick Douglass Scholar who teaches courses on recent Latin American history, such as Women and Gender in Latin America (fall 2019 and spring 2020), US-Latin American Relations (spring 2019), Latin America: Colonial Period,
1450–1820 (fall 2019) and Latin America: National Period, 1820 to the Present (spring 2020).
Her dissertation, “Fighting the War Abroad: The Sandinista Revolution and Transnational Activism in Nicaragua and the U.S., 1973–1990,” examines left and right-wing transnational activist networks in both Nicaragua and the United States. She contends
that people-to-people exchanges, or what she calls “grassroots diplomacy,” successfully affected US national policy toward Nicaragua and ultimately shaped the outcome of the Sandinista revolution.
She has received recognition for her scholarship and teaching. In 2018, she was presented with the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award from UC Davis’ Office of Graduate Studies. Her research has received support from Stanford’s Hoover Institute,
where she was selected to be a Silas Palmer Research Fellow, as well as from UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library.