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About Gabriela Hoberman

Gabriela Hoberman is Assistant Director of Research Programs and Services in the Extreme Events Institute at Florida International University. Dr. Hoberman obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University. She is a political scientist and researcher who has extensively worked in the study of natural disasters and comparative politics in Latin American and Caribbean countries, specifically in governance, policy, and accountability. Her current research is on the political economy of disasters and politics of disaster. Dr. Hoberman is a recipient of a Quick Response Grant from the Natural Hazards Center (NHC) conducting field research in the 2010 Chile’s earthquake and tsunami. A selection of her co-authored publications are (1) “Establishing Public Accountability, Speaking Truth to Power, and Inducing Political Will for Disaster Risk Reduction: “Ocho Rios+25,”Environmental Hazards (2011); (2) “Public Response to Disaster Response: Applying the “5C+A” Framework to El Salvador 2001 and Peru 2007,” International Studies Perspectives (2012);  (3) “Private Sector and Disaster Risk Reduction: The Cases of Bogota, Miami, Kingston, San Jose, Santiago, and Vancouver,” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (2015); and (4) “Disaster Risk Management and Business Education: the Case of Small and Medium Enterprises,” AD-minister (2016). She has presented extensively at international and national fora as well as contributed with papers and peer reviews for academic journals.

Positions

2014 Present Assistant Director, Research Programs & Services, Florida International University Extreme Events Institute, Office of Research and Development
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Florida International University, Pilot Program for First Time Online and Hybrid Teaching, Spring 2016
  • Florida International University, Pilot Program for First Time Online and Hybrid Teaching, Spring 2016
  • Quick Response Grant 2010 – Natural Hazards Center (University of Colorado, Boulder): Principal Investigator (PI), “Media and the "Politics of Disaster" in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean.”
  • Florida International University, Department of Political Science: Competitive Tuition Waiver & Doctoral Teaching Assistantship (2005-2010)

Courses

  • CPO 5745 Political Economy of Disaster Risk Reduction
  • CPO 6771 Politics of Disaster
  • INR 5935 International Relations of Latin America
  • INR 3243 International Relations of Latin America

Education

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2010 PhD, Florida International University
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2007 MA, Florida International University ‐ Political Science
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Articles (12)