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Gabriella Pruitt Santos

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Gabriella Pruitt Santos Ph.D. Candidate


Political Communication, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Latin American Politics, Central America & the Caribbean, Media Freedom, Repression and Dissent, Environmental Politics

Research Interests

Comparative qualitative analysis on the relationship between media freedom and digital media in Latin America, especially Central America and the Caribbean, in respect to community resistance and environmental protest movements.


MA: International Peace & Conflict Resolution, (2013), American University
BA: Political Science, (2011), California State University, San Marcos

Selected Awards and Honors

Political Science Teaching Excellence Award (2017)

Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellowship (2015) Mayan Language Institute, Guatemala