Research Fellow
University of Sao Paulo, Institute of International Relations


Areas of Expertise
BRICS and Emerging Markets, Civil Society, Global Food Security, Global Governance, Globalization, Health, Human Rights, International Development, International Organizations, The Global South

Region of Focus
Latin America and the Caribbean

2014: PhD, University of Hamburg and GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
2015 – present: Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Sao Paulo, Institute of International Relations

Visiting Fellowships:

March 2016 – July 2016:
Visiting fellow at the Just World Institute, University of Edinburgh

August 2012 – March 2013:
PhD visiting fellow at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

April 2013 – July 2013:
PhD visiting fellow at the University of Brasília (UnB)

Recent Publications

2015: Brazil’s emerging role in global governance. Health, food security and bioenergy, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book chapters:

2014: “Global power shifts and transnational law – A case study of Brazil and the human right to health”, in Snyder, Francis and Lu, Yi, The EU, the USA, China and the BRICS: The Future of Transnational Law / L’avenir du droit transnational: UE, USA, Chine et les BRICS, Edition: Travaux de Droit International et Européen, Brussels: Bruylant, pp. 211-241.

Peer reviewed journal articles:

2016 (online first): “The Open Government Partnership. Mere Smokescreen or New Paradigm?”, Globalizations.

2016 (online first): “The role of cities in shaping transnational law in climate governance”, Global Policy.

2016: “How to confront the threat of Ebola? Arguing for reinforced efforts to promote transnational solidarity”, Global Policy, 7 (3), pp. 340-350.

2015: “Experiments in global democracy. The cases of UNITAID and the FAO Committee on World Food Security”, Global Constitutionalism, 4 (3), pp. 328-364.

2013: “’Zero Hunger for the world’. Brazil’s global diffusion of its Zero Hunger Strategy”, Austral: Brazilian Journal of Strategy & International Relations, 2 (4), pp. 91-116.