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Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield

Director of the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies

Short CV

  • Since 01/2020: Director of the GIGA Institute of Latin America

  • 2019: Full Professor with tenure, Department of Political Science, University of Miami

  • 2015 - 2019: Director of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, University of Miami

  • 2010 - 2019: Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Political Science, University of Miami

  • 2011 - 2012: Visiting Research Professor, INSPER, São Paulo

  • 2006 - 2010: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Miami

  • 2003 - 2006: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Grand Valley State University,

  • Education: Ph.D, UNC-Chapel Hill, Political Science; M.A. York University, Political Science; Honors B.A., York University, Political Science

Current Research

  • Gender and Policy

  • Latin American Politics

  • Comparative Politics

  • Families and socio-economic inequalities

  • Politics and policy

Countries and Regions

  • Latin America

Publications

Media Contributions