Gabriella Montinola is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on the comparative politics of developing countries. Her work on the impact of political institutions on corruption and the rule of law has been published in academic journals, such as the British Journal of Political Science and Comparative Political Studies as well as edited volumes in the Russell Sage Foundation series on trust. She has also written articles on Philippine politics for more policy-oriented periodicals, such as the Journal of Democracy and Freedom House’s Countries at the Crossroads series. Montinola has a BA in political science from Emory University and a Master’s and PhD in political science from Stanford University. Before her appointment at UC Davis, Montinola taught at New York University as an assistant professor of political science.