Gabriela Tarouco is a professor of the Department of Political Science at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil. Her research focuses on electoral governance and party systems in Latin America. She holds a PhD in Political Science from IUPERJ – Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been a visiting scholar at Kellogg Institute in 2005/2006 and also at University of Pittsburgh in 2014. Her articles have appeared in Election Law Journal and in some Brazilian journals like Brazilian Political Science Review.