This profile was current as of 2015, when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.
I am a PhD candidate in the Political Science Department at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to coming to ND, I earned an MA in Latin American studies at the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in history from the Universidad Nacional in Bogota, Colombia. My dissertation studies the policy impact of judicial decisions on socioeconomic rights in Latin America. My research interests include courts in new democracies, comparative judicial politics, Latin American politics and, in particular, the impact of courts in public policy and public opinion. I am also interested in mixed methods approaches to comparative politics and in conceptualization and measurement.
Kellogg PhD Fellow Awarded SSRC and NSF Grants
Feb 27, 2013
Kellogg Institute PhD Fellow Sandra Botero has won two prestigious fellowships to support her research on the policy outcomes of judicial decisions in Colombia and Argentina. Botero received an International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and a Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her project, “High Courts and Socioeconomic Rights in Latin America.”