Dr. Gabriela Hoberman is Assistant Director of Research Programs and Services in the Extreme Events Institute at Florida International University. She is the Faculty Director of the Study Abroad Program on Politics and International Relations in Argentina, at the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC-FIU). She teaches comparative politics courses as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations (SIPA-FIU) and collaborates as an Affiliated Scholar, with the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy (FIU) in a series of initiatives in public policy and global security.
Dr. Hoberman is a political scientist and researcher in the study of natural disasters in Latin American and Caribbean countries. Her research is focused on public policy, governance, and accountability. Dr. Hoberman is a recipient of a Quick Response Grant from the Natural Hazards Center (NHC) where she conducted field research in the 2010 Chile’s earthquake and tsunami. She has presented extensively in international and national conferences and has contributed with numerous peer-reviewed academic articles. Dr. Hoberman obtained her Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University. Her most recent co-authored articles are (1) “Graduate Certificate in Local Development Planning, Land Use Management and Disaster Risk Management: A Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Evaluation,” Disaster Prevention and Management (2021), 2) “Assessing Disaster Capitalism in Post-Disaster Processes in Chile: Neoliberal Reforms and the Role of the Corporate Class,” Disaster Prevention and Management (2020), (3) “Cohesión Social como Base del Mejoramiento de la Gobernanza en Asentamientos Informales,” Revista Investigaciones Geográficas (2020), (4) Small and Medium Enterprises in the Americas, Effect of Disaster Experience on Readiness Capabilities, AD-minister (2019) and (5) Public Perceptions of Code Enforcement and Safer Buildings in Latin America and the Caribbean,” Natural Hazards Review (2019).