Yazmín A. García Trejo

Ph.D.

Political Science


Yazmín A. García Trejo is a PhD candidate at the University of Connecticut’s Department of Political Science. Her areas of specialization are in comparative politics and American politics. Ms. García Trejo’s dissertation examines the gender gap in political knowledge: why surveys find that women know less about politics when compared to men. In particular, she focuses on the origins of the gender gap in political knowledge and its implications for women’s political participation and representation in Mexico. For her dissertation she conducted fieldwork (surveys of high school students in two Mexican states) and an analysis of 20+ years of public opinion data.

Ms. García Trejo is currently a Research Fellow in residence at American University’s Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies. She received an American Dissertation Fellow (2013-2014) from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and was a visiting scholar at El Colegio de Sonora (Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico). She worked at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research where she collaborated in the supervision of the Latin American Databank. Ms. García Trejo has taught at the University of Connecticut’s El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, Latin American Studies and within the Department of Political Science. Ms. García Trejo received her BA in economics from the Instituto Politécnico Nacional. After graduating, she worked at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE). She then continued her graduate studies, earning Master’s degrees in Survey Research and Latin American Studies from the University of Connecticut.

Websites

American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies: http://www.american.edu/clals/Research-Fellows.cfm
Academia.edu profile: http://uconn.academia.edu/Yazm%C3%ADnGarc%C3%ADaTrejo
About.me profile: http://about.me/yazmin_garcia/
Twitter: @ygarciat

Dissertation

Gender Differences in Political Knowledge: Case of Mexico

Education

M.A. Latin American Studies, University of Connecticut
M.A. Survey Research, University of Connecticut
B.A. Economics, Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mexico City, Mexico)

Contact Information
Emailygarcia@american.edu
CV yazmin_garcia_trejo_cv
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