Skip to Content

Home > Rubi Esmeralda Arana

Rubi Esmeralda Arana

photo of Rubi AranasRubí Esmeralda Arana
LAPOP Technical Research Assistant
B.A. in Computer Science
Central American University
"José Simeón Cañas, El Salvador.
Phone: (615) 343 -2125 - Fax: (615) 343 - 6003
Mailing address: Vanderbilt University, Department of Political Science, Box 1817, Station B, Nashville TN, 37235-1817, USA
E-mail: rubi.e.arana@vanderbilt.edu


Studies

Degree and field of study Institution Date studies completed
Diploma in "Qualitative Methodology in Social Studies Central American University "José Simeón Cañas, El Salvador, Central America. 2001
Diploma in "Gender Theory, Human Development and Leadership Central American University "José Simeón Cañas, El Salvador, Central America. 2001
Postgraduate Course in Statistical Techniques and Computer Applications (Use of SPSS) Central American University "José Simeón Cañas, El Salvador, Central America. 2000
Diploma in "Gender Equity Assessment in Sustainable Human Development Central American University "José Simeón Cañas, El Salvador, Central America. 2000
Diploma in "Drafting Projects with Gender Focus. Central American University "José Simeón Cañas, El Salvador, Central America. 2000
B.A. in Computer Science. Central American University "José Simeón Cañas, El Salvador, Central America. 1994
Analyst Technician - Programmer Computer Data Systems, El Salvador, Central America. 1992

Work Experience

University Public Opinion Institute (Instituto Universitario de Opinión Pública--IUDOP)
at Central American University "José Simeón Cañas (UCA). San Salvador, El Salvador.
Position: Coordinator
From November 1993 to September 2006.
Interim-Director (from September 2002 to July 2003).

Population Council. San Salvador, El Salvador.
Position: Consultant
December 2000.

United Nations Truth Commission (Comisión de la Verdad--ONUSAL). San Salvador, El Salvador.
Position: Data processing Assistant.
From November 1992 to February 1993.

Recent Projects/Consultancy

Survey regarding 2006 elections
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Coordinator
February - March 2006

Evaluation survey of the year 2005
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Coordinator
November - December 2005

Baseline survey of knowledge, attitudes and practice (KAP) of the public preschool, primary, and Middle-school teachers of adolescents and youth (age 13 to 24) regarding HIV - AIDS
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Researcher
From June to November 2005

Out-survey and quick-count in 2004 presidential elections
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Researcher
March 21, 2004

2004 Election-process survey
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Coordinator
February - March 2004

Financial Services impact survey
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Coordinator
October - November 2003

Research on Public Perception of Public Safety in the East of the Country
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Director
From June to August 2003

Out-survey and quick-count in 2003 legislative and municipal elections.
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Director
March 16, 2003

Research "Masculinity Socio-cultural factors related to paternity in El Salvador.
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Researcher
From April 2002 to June 2003

Evaluation research for the year 2002
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Director
November and December 2002

Situational diagnostic survey on communities affected by earthquakes
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Coordinator
June 2001

Survey for assessment of second year in office for Francisco Flores, Legislative Assembly and City Hall Governments.
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Coordinator
May 2001

Survey on the aftermath of the earthquake
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Researcher
April 2001

"OR Training and TA in El Salvador
Contracting Organisation: Population Council
Position: Consultant
December 2000

National Survey on Gender
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Coordinator
From October to December 1999.

Survey on victimization in the cities of Sonsonate and Cojutepeque.
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Coordinator
June - July 1999.

Research "Soldier-children, lessons learned".
Contracting Organisation: IUDOP - UCA
Position: Coordinator/Researcher
December 1998 to February 1999.

Skills

  • Design and implementation of computer systems.
  • Data Base management and analysis.
  • Operation of computer information systems.
  • Design and implementation of public opinion surveys.
  • Teamwork development.
  • Use of Windows and related software: SPSS, Microsoft Office, Adobe Pagemaker, Harvard Graphics, Adobe Acrobat, and others.

Publications

"Los determinantes de las preferencias políticas en 2006. (Determining factors in political preferentes in 2006)
Arana, Rubí Esmeralda; Carranza, Marlon; Cruz, José Miguel; Escobar, Marcela; Santacruz, María; Valdivieso, Esmeralda.
Estudios Centroamericanos (ECA), 688 - 689, Volume 61.
February - March, 2006.

"La participación política de las mujeres: una mirada desde la opinión pública. (Political Participation of Women: a look at public opinión).
Arana, Rubí Esmeralda; Santacruz, María Lizet.
Estudios Centroamericanos (ECA), No. 681 - 682, Year LX.
July - August, 2005.

"Opinión Pública sobre el sistema político del país y la participación de la mujer en la política. (Public Opinión Regarding The Country’s Political System And Women Participation In Politics)
Arana, Rubí Esmeralda; Santacruz, María Lizet.
FundaUngo - Diakonía - IUDOP/UCA.
May, 2005.

"El Salvador: Masculinidad y factores socioculturales asociados a la paternidad. (El Salvador : Masculinity and social and cultural factors associated with paternity).
Arana, Rubí Esmeralda; Orellana, Víctor Antonio.
UNFPA - FundaUngo - CASC/UCA - PGR.
June, 2003.

"Experiencias e impacto psicosocial en niños y niñas soldado de la guerra civil en El Salvador (Experiences And Psycho-Social Impact On Soldier-Children In The Civil War In El Salvador)
Arana, Rubí Esmeralda; Santacruz, María Liset.

BIOMÉDICA. Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud (National Health Institute Magazine).
Volume 22, supplement No. 2. Bogota, Colombia.
December 2002.

"La situación de la mujer en El Salvador (Situation of Women in El Salvador)
PROCESO, Year 20, Number 895 (March 22), 2000.

"Los salvadoreños opinan sobre el sistema educativo y el sistema de salud (II) (Salvadoran Opinion Regarding the Health and Educational Systems vol.II)
PROCESO, Year 18, Number 803 (April 22), 1998.

"Los salvadoreños opinan sobre el sistema educativo y el sistema de salud (I) (Salvadoran Opinion Regarding the Health and Educational Systems vol.I)
PROCESO, Year 18, Number 802 (April 15), 1998.

"La religión para los salvadoreños y los retos del nuevo arzobispo (Salvadorans And Religión, And The New Challenges For The Archbishop)
PROCESO, Year 16, Number 671 (July 26), 1995.

"Primer año de Calderón Sol: la opinión de los salvadoreños (Calderon Sol’s First Year In Office: Salvadorans Give Their Opinion)
PROCESO, Year 15, Number 663 (May 31), 1995.

"Preferencias electorales de los salvadoreños (Salvadoran Electoral Preferences).
PROCESO, Year 14, Number 601 (March 3), 1994.
Nashville, November 2006.

  •  

Sitio en Español

 

AmericasBarometer Insights

Published every two weeks in English and Spanish, the Insights Series provides a short analysis of key policy-relevant data.

Jul 28: Colombians' Views of the FARC as a Political Party (En español)

Jul 14: The World Cup and Protests: What Ails Brazil? (En español)


Apr 14: Bridging Inter-American Divides: Views of the U.S. Across the Americas (En español)

Mar 24: When Voting is Compulsory, Who Opposes it? Evidence from Ecuador and Peru (En español)

RIGHT SIDEBAR HEADER

This is placeholder text only. Replace this placeholder text with your text. You can also place images in the right sidebar.

sample photo

Placeholder text for a caption, if you would like to use one for the photo.

Recent News

©