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Galia Benítez

Galia  Benítez
  • Associate Professor
  • Faculty
  • Case Hall Room S303
  • 842 Chestnut Rd
  • East Lansing, MI 48825
  • 517-884-1267


Ph.D., Indiana University; Public Policy and Political Science

Galia Benítez is an associate professor in the International Relations field. Professor Benítez’s academic interests focus on public policy, International political economy, international relations and political economy. Based on these interests, she is able to offer a range of courses in IR, Political Economy, and Latin American topics. Her current research focuses on illegal drugs in Latin America, the mapping of illegal drugs, the role of women in trafficking and the study of cocaine and psychedelics. 



Benítez, Galia J., (2019). Mapping Colombia’s Counternarcotics Networks:
The Rise of Latin American and Caribbean Partnerships. The Latin Americanist (63) 3, 275-306. https://www.muse.jhu.edu/article/736353