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Gabriela has been involved in research for the last seven years. She has worked as a research assistant and associate researcher in the Latin America Social Sciences Faculty (Flacso Mexico) and in the Centre for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City covering topics related to elections and government. She also served for four years as a transparency and accountability researcher in the Mexican NGO Fundar, Center of Analysis and Research.

Gabriela holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a Master of Arts in Corruption and Government from the University of Sussex.


  • Electoral behaviour
  • Political parties and electoral systems
  • Economic analysis of political institutions
  • Political science methodology, particularly quantitative methods and experiments
  • Grand corruption
  • Latin America (in particular Mexico)

PhD research

Gabriela's research focuses on electoral behaviour, political parties and electoral systems. She aims to compare strategic voting and others voters and parties´ behavior particularly in less advanced democracies and more unstable party systems. In her research she works with quantitative and experimental methods. 

Supervisors:  Dr Damien Bol and Professor Sarah Birch