Laura Gomez-Mera, Ph.D.


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Laura Gomez-Mera is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Miami. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of International Political Economy (IPE) and Political Economy of Development, with a regional focus on Latin America. She holds a doctorate (DPhil) in  International Relations from Oxford University, an MSc. in IPE from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a degree in Economics from Universidad de San Andres (Argentina). She has held research fellowships at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at Notre Dame University (2014) and at the  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C (2012-2013), and has also worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank (Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice).


Global governance and international organizations
Political economy of development
International trade and investment agreements
Illicit trade
Human trafficking and forced labor


INS 537 International Political Economy
INS 321 Global Political Economy
INS 622 Advanced Seminar in International Political Economy
INS 622 International Organization and Global Economic Governance
INS 622 The Law and Politics of Global Economic Governance
INS 524 Political Economy of Development
INS 202 Research Methods for International Studies
INS 611 Graduate Seminar in Research Methods
INS 101 Global Perspectives: Introduction to International Studies