B. Gabriela Vitela
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.