Patrick Villalonga

Graduate Student

Politics and International Relations

Office: MMC, SIPA 213

Phone: 305-348-2226



I'm a PhD student in Political Science with advanced skills in writing, editing, and researching.

My research focuses on political behavior, political psychology and theories of personality, political geography, social capital, and democratic theory. My research is mainly quantitative in nature, using advanced statistical methods (STATA and SPSS) as well as geographic analysis using GIS.

My forthcoming dissertation investigates the interaction between walkability, individual personality traits, and aggregate personality traits to understand how these factors influence political participation.

I also have a diverse pedagogical background, having taught middle school mathematics, as well as collegiate logic, rhetoric, research, and religious studies. I enjoy talking to large groups of people and helping them absorb complex information and skills.