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From Fall 2019:
Sandra Botero is an Assistant Professor in the School of Political Science, Government and International Relations at Universidad del Rosario in Bogota. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Notre Dame and was a former Kellogg fellow. Botero specializes in studying the relationship between the judiciary and democracy, as well as electoral behavior, with a regional focus on Latin America.

Previous bio, 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.

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