B. Gabriela Vitela

Gabriela Vitela

Ph.D. Candidate  - 1st American Politics  - 2nd Comparative Politics

M.A.: Louisiana State University, 2014

Phone: 225-578-2141

Fax: 225-578-2540

E-mail: gabi.vitela@gmail.com

Office: Stubbs Hall 


Gabriela is a PhD candidate and on the job market. Her research interests include American politics, institutions, public policy, and race, gender and ethnicity. Gabriela’s dissertation examines how women of color, particularly Latinas, navigate campaign finance specifically looking at how well they are able to raise money to run for the House of Representatives. She argues that current literature into how women and minorities fund campaigns fail to take into account the particularities of being both a woman and a racial or ethnic minority. Gabriela is a first generation scholar and a Chicana from Texas and enjoys sharing her experiences with her students.

Area of Interest

Gabiela Vitela's research interests include judicial behavior, gender politics, and Latino politics.