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Vol. 41, N° 3, Sep/Dec, 2019

About the authors

Aggie Hirst is Lecturer in International Relations Theory and Methods in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Her research is situated in critical IR/ political theory, with a focus on violence, resistance and play. She is currently writing a book titled ‘The Politics of Play: Wargaming with the US Military,’ which explores the use of immersive games to teach and train service members. She is author of Leo Strauss and the Invasion of Iraq: Encountering the Abyss (Routledge 2013) and several journal articles exploring the thought of Jacques Derrida and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Alexandre Cesar Cunha Leite holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences (International Relations) (PUC-SP). He is Associate Professor in the Graduate Program of International Relations, (PPGRI) at the Universidade Estadual de Paraíba and in the Graduate Program of Inter- national Relations of the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais. He is also Co- ordinator of the Research Group in Asia-Pacific (GEPAP/UEPB) and holds a Research Productivity Scholarship, level 2, from CNPq. He is Member of the Rede Iberoamericana Académica de Cooperación Internacional (RIACI) and of the Rede Española de Estudios Del Desarrollo, and a researcher affiliated with the Asian Studies Institute (UFPE) and Middle Power Research Group (PUCMINAS). His research topics include Asian studies, development, IPE, cooperation in the global South, land grabbing in developing countries and foreign policy.

Ana Carolina Teixeira Delgado is an Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), where she is also a member of the Graduate Pro- gram in International Relations (PPGRI-UNILA). She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from PUC-Rio, where she has also lectured. She has taught courses on Actors of Emerging Global Civil Society; International Relations of Latin America; State, Politics & Development in Latin America; Gender; and Indigenous Peoples in IR. She has worked as Research Assistant at the BRICS Policy Center (BPC) and as Assistant Coordinator of the South American Political Observatory (OPSA). Her dissertation research was on decolonization and internal colonialism in Bolivia, where she stayed for a year under the supervision of Luis Tapia.

Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Sci- ence at Rutgers University-Newark, where he teaches political theory. He is the author of Political Responsibility: Responding to Predicaments of Power (Columbia University Press, 2016). His writing has appeared in Constellations, Contemporary Political Theory, Historia y Sociedad, New Political Science, Perspectives on Politics, Political Theory, Polity, Postcolonial Studies, Radical Philosophy and Theory & Event. Currently he is finishing a book on the dialectical legacy of critical theory, tentatively titled Wayward Dialectics. He continues to work on the intersections between catastrophes and political life, an intellectual portrait of Sheldon S. Wolin’s political thought and on transatlantic political thought.

Bal Sokhi-Bulley is Senior Lecturer in Law and Critical Theory at the University of Sussex. Her research has examined critical approaches to rights and resistance, with a focus on EU governance and migration, and critical research methods in human rights law. Her monograph, Governing (Through) Rights (Hart, 2016) adopts a Foucauldian frame to dis- cuss rights as technologies of governmentality within domestic, regional and international spaces. Her current work uses poststructural theory to look at rights as a relational ethics of friendship.

Bruna Holstein Meirelles is a Ph.D. candidate at the Instituto de Relações Internacionais, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. Her research focuses on: International Relations theory, political theory, critique, modern sovereignty and the politics of subjectivity.

Bruno Youssef holds a BA and an MA in International Relations from the University of São Paulo (USP) and is specialised in international trade law and WTO-related issues. He also has wide practical experience in international trade, currently acting as the Trade Remedies Coordinator at the Federation of Industries of the State of Sao Paulo (FIESP) since 2015.

Cécile Mouly is a research professor at FLACSO Ecuador and a practitioner specialised in peace and conflict studies. She holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, teaches courses related to peace and conflict, and facilitates trainings in conflict analysis, conflict trans-formation and peacebuilding. She currently coordinates the research group on peace and conflict and the doctorate in International Studies at FLACSO Ecuador. Her main re- search interests are the role of civil society in peacebuilding and civil resistance in the con- text of armed conflict. Recent publications include an edited book on civil resistance and violent conflict in Latin America and a book chapter on legitimacy, nonviolent resistance and peacebuilding in a Colombian peace territory.

Cristiano Mendes is Professor of International Relations at the Department of Interna- tional Relations, of the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from University of Brasília (UnB) and a Masters in Political Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Professor Mendes is the au- thor of articles and book chapters about terrorism, failed states and private military and security companies. He was a visiting professor at the University of Sydney, Australia (2011), and a visiting researcher at the University of Coimbra, Portugal (2014). Professor Mendes’s area of research focuses on security studies and post-positivist theories of inter- national relations.

Dan Bulley is Reader in International Relations and Director of the Centre for Global Politics, Economy and Society (GPES) at Oxford Brookes University. His research explores the role of ethics, power and space in international politics, with a particular focus on hospitality, migration, global cities, refugee camps and the European Union. He has published three books, Ethics as Foreign Policy: Britain, the EU and the Other (Routledge, 2009), Migration, Ethics and Power: Spaces of Hospitality in International Politics (Sage, 2017) and, co-edited with Jenny Edkins and Nadine El-Enany, After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response (Pluto Press, 2019).

Dawisson Belém Lopes is a professor of international and comparative politics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), and a researcher at the National Council for Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) in Brazil. He has authored four books and dozens of peer-reviewed articles about international organisations, global governance and democracy, Latin American politics and Brazilian foreign policy, and served as visiting researcher at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies in Hamburg, Germany, and visiting professor at the Catholic University of Louvain in Mons, Belgium. Professor Belém Lopes is the current deputy dean for international affairs of UFMG.

Guilherme Casarões teaches Political Science and International Relations at the Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo of the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP). He holds a Ph.D. and MA in Political Science from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP). His research focuses on Brazilian politics and foreign policy, Latin America-Middle East relations, and global governance. Among his most recent publications are ‘The Evolution of Brazilian Foreign Policy Studies: four perspectives’ (Routledge Handbook of Brazilian Politics, 2018) and ‘Geo-economic Competition in Latin America: Brazil, Venezuela, and Regional Integration in the 21st century’ (Latin America Report, 2017). He has been a Visiting Fellow at Brandeis University and Tel Aviv University.

Jenny Edkins is Professor of Politics at The University of Manchester. Her most recent monograph is Change and the Politics of Certainty (Manchester University Press, 2019). She is editor of the Routledge Handbook of Critical International Relations (2019) and co-editor of After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response (Pluto Press, 2019) and the third edition of Global Politics: A New Introduction (Routledge, 2019). She has been exploring narrative and performance as research practices for a number of years, and is currently working on a poetry collection. A recent poem, ‘As it turned out,’ appears in Planet: The Welsh Internationalist, Autumn 2019, to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Jessica Auchter is Guerry Professor and Associate Professor of Political Science at The University of Tennessee Chattanooga, USA. Her research focuses on visual politics and culture. Her book, The Politics of Haunting and Memory in International Relations (Rou- tledge, 2014), examines memorialization and the politics and ethics of being haunted by the dead. Her work appears in Critical Studies on Security, Journal of Global Security Studies, International Affairs, Millennium, Journal for Cultural Research, Global Discourse, Human Remains and Violence, Review of International Studies, and International Feminist Journal of Politics, among others, and in several edited volumes. She is currently working on a book manuscript on the global politics of dead bodies.

Maja Zehfuss is Professor of International Politics at The University of Manchester. She is the author of three research monographs. Her most recent book, War and the Politics of Ethics (Oxford University Press 2018), was awarded an honourable mention for the BISA Susan Strange Prize 2019. She co-edits Global Politics: A New Introduction, 3rd edition (Routledge 2019) with Jenny Edkins. She is the Chair of the Editorial Committee for Manchester University Press and is one of the incoming co-editors of the Review of Inter- national Studies. She has written on war, ethics, memory, international theory, subjectivity and vulnerability. Her current work explores the problematisation of migration.

Mônica Leite Lessa is an associate professor, in the Department of International Relations, University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). She holds a degree in History from the Fluminense Federal University (1983) and a master’s degree (1991) and doctorate in History of the Contemporary World from the University of Paris X (1997). She was a Visiting Professor at Université Paris II (2006). Her post-doctoral dissertation was in Social Sciences at the Institute of Research Gino Germani – Faculty of Social Sciences, IIGG, Argentina (2017). She coordinated the Post-Graduate Program in International Relations for the 2015–2016 biennium at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Her main research topics are: International Politics, History of International Relations, Culture and Communication in International Relations.

Pablo Victor Fontes is a Ph.D. candidate in International Relations at Insituto de Relações Internacionais da PUC-Rio (IRI/PUC-Rio). He holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) (2017), a Bachelor of Journalism from the Federal University of Sergipe (UFS) (2012) and a Bachelor in Social Communication Audio-visual from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) (2011). He is Vice-Coordinator of the Laboratory of Media Studies and International Relations (LEMRI/UFRJ) and a member of Associação Brasileira de Relações Internacionais (ABRI), the Brazilian Association of Political Science (ABCP), the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and the International Studies Association (ISA). Topics of interest in- clude: International Security, Humanitarian Issues, Colonialism, Media, Aesthetics, Culture and International Relations.

Paulo Cesar Duque-Estrada is Professor of Philosophy at Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). He works in the fields of phenomenology, hermeneutics and deconstruction. He has been teaching as well as publishing articles and presenting papers at conferences in Brazil and abroad on topics regarding deconstruction. He is presently working on topics related to subjectivity, sacrifice, law, “écriture”, reference, veracity, critique of ontology and politics.

Pryanka Peñafiel Cevallos hails from Ecuador. She holds a Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations from the Universidad de los Hemisferios and a Master’s Degree in Research in International Relations with a specialisation in Security and Human Rights from FLACSO Ecuador. She has experience assisting in research projects and analysis of international affairs and is a member of the research group on peace and conflict at FLACSO Ecuador. She has attended training on conflict transformation at the border, nonviolent actions, and human rights. Her research interests are Ecuador’s foreign policy, small states, security and conflict resolution. Recent publications include a book chapter on how the state determines illegal drugs and organised crime in Ecuador.

Ramon Blanco holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Coimbra (Portugal), and is an Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of Latin-American Integration (UNILA), where he coordinates the Peace Studies Research Group and the Chair in Peace Studies. He is also a Permanent Professor of the Graduate Program in International Relations of UNILA (PPGRI-UNILA) and the Graduate Program in Political Science of the Federal University of Paraná (PPGCP-UFPR). He thanks UNILA for the financial support enabling this research under the following funding instruments: PRPPG No 109/2017, PRPPG No 58/2018, PRPPG No 110/2018 and PRPPG No 154/2018.

Tom Houseman is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Leeds Beckett University, UK. His work and teaching explores critical theory, the politics of knowledge, coloniality and international development. He completed his Ph.D., using Adorno to interrogate prevailing concepts of poverty, at the University of Manchester in 2011. Since then, Tom has taught at a number of UK Universities and recently contributed to the SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory. He also plays guitar with Manchester-based hardcore band Follow Your Dreams.

Victor Carneiro Corrêa Vieira is a Ph.D. candidate at ECEME and a Ph.D. Visiting Researcher at King’s College of London; he holds an MA in Political Sciences (IUPERJ), as well as a Bachelor in Legal and Social Sciences (UFRJ). Currently, he is researching the CPC ideology and regime legitimacy, and he has maintained studies in Chinese politics and foreign affairs since 2012. His most recent publications include the articles ‘National humiliation as an instrument for construction of identity and political stability in China’ (Dialogos 2018), ‘The Party after forty years of Chinese reform and opening up’ (Mundorama 2018), and the modernisation of China’s defence industry (Meridiano 47, 2018). This study was financed in part by CAPES – Finance Code 001.

Victor Coutinho Lage is Professor in the Institute of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (IHAC) of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). He is also Professor in the Graduate Program in International Relations at the same institution. His main problematizations interact with (international) political theory and political philosophy, ‘interpretations of Brazil,’ modernity and contemporaneity in Brazil and from Brazil. He is currently writing a series of texts on interpretations of Brazil and contemporary theorizations. He has published in journals such as Latin American Perspectives, Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, Contexto Internacional, Carta Internacional, among others. His Ph.D. Dissertation is titled Interpretations of Brazil, Contemporary (De)Formations.

Yi Shin Tang is an assistant professor at the Institute of International Relations of the University of São Paulo. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Ghent and the University of Turin, an LLM from New York University, an LLM from the National University of Singapore, and an LLB. from the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo. He has previously held appointments at Cambridge University, the Max Planck Institute for Com- petition and Innovation, the University of Copenhagen, Cornell University and Fundação Getúlio Vargas.


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