This profile was current as of 2016, when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.
I am PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and PhD Fellow at the Kellogg Institute. I have a B.A. with honors in History from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
I have a broad set of research interests. I am currently working on projects about institutions, regime change, political parties and voting behavior, including two experiments (one of them funded by the Kellogg) that evaluate the impact of corruption information on candidates evaluation in Colombia and Argentina. My dissertation studies the circumstances under which presidents successfully introduce major constitutional reforms.
Gamboa Publishes Book on Resisting Democratic Backsliding
Nov 7, 2022
Former Phd Fellow and Dissertation Year Fellow Laura Gamboa (Phd '16) has published a new book with Cambridge University Press title Resisting Backsliding: Opposition Strategies against the Erosion of Democracy.
Albarracín and Gamboa Author Monkey Cage Post on Colombia Protests
May 14, 2021
In a Washington Post Monkey Cage blog post, former Kellogg Doctoral Affiliates Juan Albarracín (PhD Fellow and Dissertation Year Fellow, political science) and Laura Gamboa (PhD Fellow and Dissertation Year Fellow, political science) write about the recent waves of protests in Colombia.
New Mainwaring Book a Who's Who of Kellogg Scholars
Mar 9, 2018
Scott Mainwaring, former director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, looks at party systems through the lens of the Latin American experience in a new book, which includes contributions from a number of Kellogg-affiliated scholars.