Eduardo Gamarra

PhD, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh (1987)

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 409

Phone: 305-348-1718


Areas of Expertise: Latin American Politics, Democratization, Neo-Populism


Eduardo A. Gamarra received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987. He has been affiliated with Florida International University since 1986 where he is currently a tenured-full professor in the department of politics and international relations. Between 1994 and 2007 he served as director of FIU's Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) a federally supported National Resource Center for Foreign Language and Area Studies. At LACC he also co founded and edited Hemisphere, a magazine on Latin American and Caribbean affairs. Under Gamarra's leadership, LACC became one of the fastest growing and most dynamic Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs in the United States.

Courses Taught

INR 5935: Public Security and Governance in the Americas