Laura Gamboa

Laura Gamboa is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Utah State University. Her research focuses on institutions, regime and regime change in Latin America. She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines how opposition strategies can help or hinder democratically elected presidents who try to undermine checks and balances and stay in office. The first article out of this project was published in Comparative Politics.

Laura holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame, and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. with Honors from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Her work has been published in Comparative Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Electoral Studies, and Terrorism and Political among others. It won Notre Dame’s  2017 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award in Social Sciences.