Beverly Barrett

Adjunct Faculty

Beverly Barrett

Research Interests

  • Economic Development, Governance, International Trade, Europe & European Union, Latin America & Regional Integration


Globalization and Change in Higher Education: The Political Economy of Policy Reform in Europe (2017) - - Given the reality of globalization, international cooperation is more important than ever. Strikingly since the end of the Cold War, this generation of globalization has witnessed the expansion of trade and travel, together with advancements in technology, that have corresponded with internationalization in higher education. Internationalization is ultimately the recognition of academic degrees across countries, alongside opportunities for the mobility of graduates and researchers. The history, ideas, and institutions that frame our understanding of higher education are set out in my book, which provides a historical institutional theoretical perspective on change and an in-depth analysis of the Iberian countries Portugal and Spain. There are economic, political, and social explanations for the reforms that have taken place in Europe since the Bologna Process launched on June 19, 1999 in the historic university city of Bologna, Italy. Today's internationalization of higher education is a response to the pressures of globalization.

Academic Associations & Editorial Boards

  • Reviewer, Journal of Common Markets Studies (peer-reviewed journal), 2017-2020
  • Reviewer, Politics and Governance (peer-reviewed journal), 2020
  • Reviewer, Sage Publications, Qualitative Research Methods, 2020
  • Reviewer, Journal of Contemporary European Research, 2014-2016
  • Reviewer, Oxford University Press, International Political Economy, 2016

Activities & Interests

  • Bretton Woods Committee for international economic cooperation, member since 2020
  • Houston Committee on Foreign Relations, member since 2014, speakers committee 2015-, board 2019-present
  • Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), member since 2012
  • - CIES Special Interest Group (SIG) for Higher Education; Best Book Award committee member 2014-2018
  • Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, alumni chapter leadership, 2018-2020
  • Vanderbilt University, Steering Committee, Houston Alumni Chapter, 2013-2018
  • Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Emerging Leaders, 2012-16, Exec. Committee 2015-16

Contact Info

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University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 2013 Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy, International Studies: International Political Economy and International Relations
Johns Hopkins University, Bologna, Italy and Washington, D.C., 2002 School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) M.A. Master of Arts, International Relations: American Foreign Policy and International Economics
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1997 B.S. Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Human and Organizational Development, Peabody College * Spanish minor, Semester at Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain