Maria Laura Veramendi Garcia
Political Science / Ph.D. Student
Public Administration and Policy
Policies, Comparative Public Policy, Latin America
Veramendi García is a Peruvian
sociologist (PUCP, 2010) and a third year PhD student at Syracuse University,
studying comparative politics and public policy. She also holds a Master of
Public Administration from the same university (De Sardon-Glass Fellow, 2014-2015).
María Laura’s research experience has
focused on different topics, including the evaluation of education policies in
urban and rural areas of Peru, the relation between education and citizenship,
among others. She has also held executive positions in organizations working
towards the promotion of evidence-based policy-making and gender equity in academia.
These experiences, next to a brief stage
within the Peruvian bureaucracy, triggered María Laura’s interest in studying the
political obstacles that public policies face on the road to a successful
implementation. Driven by such concern, her dissertation will focus on the politics
of welfare policies in Latin America from a comparative perspective. In this
project, she will pay particular attention to the effects of past policies and political
events in later policy-making processes.