The Kellogg Institute for International Studies, part of the University of Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs, is an interdisciplinary community of scholars that promotes research, provides educational opportunities, and builds linkages related to democracy and human development.
Abinader is a sophomore majoring in marketing and political science. Her research interests center on the relationship between governmental immunity, judicial misconduct, and democratization in Latin America. She is also interested in studying the ways in which weak institutions often lead to human rights violations in developing countries. This semester, she is working with Professor Aníbal Pérez-Liñán on his project about judicial instability in Latin America and the United States. Currently, she is helping Professor Pérez-Liñán analyze the ways in which changes in a government’s administration often manipulate the composition of the Supreme Court of Justice in Latin American countries.