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Christina Villegas

Senior Fellow

Christina Villegas is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum.  She holds a Ph.D. in Politics from the Institute for Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas, where she was an Earhart Fellow.  Her dissertation examines the theoretical foundations and legislative history of the Violence Against Women Act, and she has written extensively on the law for different outlets including the Independent Women’s Forum, the Heritage Foundation, Townhall.com, and the Huffington Post.  

Christina co-authored the book “Hard Drive: A Family’s Fight against Three Countries,” which chronicles her family’s fight for truth and justice in the mysterious death of her cousin, electrical engineer Dr. Shane Truman Todd, in Singapore. She has additionally written several articles and books on various aspects of American political thought and policy, including the recently published Alexander Hamilton: Documents Decoded and a forthcoming book on youth unemployment.

Christina is currently an assistant professor of political science at California State University, San Bernardino, where she teaches courses in American government, public policy, and political thought.

Christina lives in Southern California with her husband Manuel and three children.

Recent Articles:

Tuition-free college will insufficiently improve higher education outcomes
The Hill
March 10 2019
by Christina Villegas


The Constitution Doesn't Need an Amendment to Protect Women's Equal Political Rights
The Federalist
September 18 2018
by Christina Villegas


The Modern Feminist Rejection of Constitutional Government
Heritage Foundation
August 8 2016
by Christina Villegas


Wage Mandates Are Neither Compassionate, Nor Just
Inside Sources
April 21 2016
by Christina Villegas


SF Gate: California Fair Pay Bill Could Benefit Silicon Valley Latinas
SF Gate
March 30 2015
by Christina Villegas


Politicians Must Fulfill MLK's Dream
USA Today
January 20 2014
by Christina Villegas


Politicians Must Fulfill MLK's Dream
USA Today
January 20 2014
by Christina Villegas


Forcing Gender Parity Won't Buy Women Happiness
December 31 2013
by Christina Villegas


Trick or Treat?: Health Care Coverage for Under $50
October 31 2013
by Christina Villegas


California Wage Hike Is Not Only Bad Policy, It’s Also Unjust
September 30 2013
by Christina Villegas


Christina Villegas discusses the recently passed Violence Against Women Act on the Harvey Show
March 6 2013
by Christina Villegas


Christina Villegas discusses the passed bill renewing Violence Against Women Act with WYAB's Kim Wade
March 2 2013
by Christina Villegas


The Violence Against Women Act
February 25 2013
by Christina Villegas


Christina Villegas discusses the problems with the current VAWA reauthorization on WGN's Mike McConnell Show
February 25 2013
by Christina Villegas


Christina Villegas discusses VAWA on the Peter Heck Show
February 25 2013
by Christina Villegas


Christina Villegas discusses the Violence Against Women Act on KFKA's AM Colorado
February 20 2013
by Christina Villegas


VAWA's Substantive Flaws Deserve a Fair Hearing
Huffington Post
February 20 2013
by Christina Villegas


Christina Villegas on theDove TV "Focus Today" (02.19.2013)
February 19 2013
by Christina Villegas


Christina Villegas discusses why the VAWA needs a serious overhaul on the Morning Show with Clayton Mick
February 6 2013
by Christina Villegas


Christina Villegas discusses the Violence Against Women Act on KXYL Mornings Show
February 6 2013
by Christina Villegas


VAWA Needs a Serious Overhaul
Huffington Post
January 29 2013
by Christina Villegas


Christina Villegas discusses the purpose and problems with VAWA on the Source with Paul Anderson
January 27 2013
by Christina Villegas


Demagoguery and Duplicity Cloud VAWA Reauthorization Debate
January 8 2013
by Christina Villegas


Social Welfare State, not Limited Government, Failed Agenda of Past
Townhall.com
September 12 2012
by Christina Villegas


Does VAWA Foster Class Victimization Among Women?
Women Against VAWA
July 17 2012
by Christina Villegas


The Declaration of Independence Was Key to Women's Liberation
July 3 2012
by Christina Villegas


Senate Succumbs to Demagoguery in Its Consideration of the VAWA
Townhall.com
May 15 2012
by Christina Villegas


Mia Love Would Shake Up Congress
April 26 2012
by Christina Villegas


In the Prosecution of Violent Crimes, Actions Should Speak Louder than Words
February 29 2012
by Christina Villegas


Mandate Poses a Threat to All Our Liberties
Town Hall
February 22 2012
by Christina Villegas


VAWA: A Misguided Attempt to Combat Injustice
February 19 2012
by Christina Villegas


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