Dr. Gabriela Marin Thornton is an instructional associate professor of international affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. She received both her MA (international studies, 2002) and PhD (international studies, 2006) from the University of Miami. She teaches classes on international politics in theory and practice, the European Union, NATO and European security, and democratization processes . Dr. Thornton’s work has been published in such peer-reviewed venues as International Politics, European Perspectives in Politics and Society, Oxford Bibliographies, and Republic of Letters Publishing. Her research focuses on international relations, transatlantic security, the European Union, and Romani issues. She has published opinion pieces in The Conversation US, The Washington Post, and The Diplomatic Courier, and has given invited lectures and roundtable presentations in Sweden, Japan, Norway, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Romania.
Dr. Thornton represents the Bush School in the Texas A&M Faculty Senate and was named president of Texas A&M University Women’s Faculty Network in the fall of 2015. From April 2007 to December 2007, Dr. Thornton was Faculty Coordinator at the EU Center of Excellence at Texas A&M University. In fall 2012, Dr. Thornton received the Association of Former Students College Teaching Award. In June 2014, she was invited to attend the prestigious Norwegian Nobel Institute Visiting Fellow Program.