Professor of Political Science
Florida International University
About Eduardo Gamarra
Eduardo A. Gamarra is a tenured full professor of political science in the department of politics and international relations at Florida International University. He has been at FIU since 1986 and is the founding director of the Latino Public Opinion Forum at the Stephen Green School of International and Public Affairs. Gamarra obtained his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987.
Throughout his career, Gamarra’s research, teaching and consulting has focused on Latin America and the Caribbean. The focus of his work includes security, democratization, drug trafficking and related illicit industries, political parties, campaigns/elections, public opinion, among other topics. He has co-written or co-edited over a dozen books.
Throughout his professional career Gamarra has served as a consultant for different branches of the US government including the US Agency for International Development, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of State, and the US Department of Energy on a variety of different projects, the majority with a focus on the Andes including Colombia.
Gamarra serves on a variety of academic and private sector boards as well.