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Vol. 45, Nº 1, Jan/Abr, 2023

About the authors

Aggie Hirst is Senior Lecturer in International Relations Theory and Methods in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Her research is situated in IR/political theory and critical military studies. She has published widely on play, games, and the military wargaming renaissance with International Studies Quarterly, International Political Sociology, Critical Military Studies, and Review of International Studies, and she is author of The Politics of Play: Wargaming with the US Military (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). In addition, she is co-author of a new textbook, Global Politics: Myths and Mysteries, which takes a critical pedagogical approach to theorising international politics.

Allan M. Hillani is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, master of theory and philosophy of law from the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ),and bachelor of law from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR). Author of Na urgência da catástrofe: violência e capitalismo [In the Urgency of Catastrophe: Violence and Capitalism] (Rio de Janeiro: Gramma, 2018), among other writings on critical theory and political philosophy. I am currently developing a doctoral dissertation on the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes and the political fetishism of the moderns articulating Marx’s value-form analysis, psychoanalysis and contemporary anthropological theory.

Andréa Freire de Lucena is a Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Management, Accounting and Economics of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Goiânia, Brazil. She holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in International Relations from de University of Brasília (UnB) and a degree in Economic Sciences from the Federal University of Ceará (UFC). Research fields: International Economy, commercial policies, public policies, dispute settlement, international regimes.

Bethânia Assy is a Philosophy of Law Associate Professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and at State University of Rio de Janeiro. She earned her Philosophy PhD at New School for Social Research (NY, USA) and is Co-coordinator of Unesco Chair on Violence, Government and Governance at Puc-Rio. She was an Honorary Fellow at Birkbeck Law School –University of London (2012-2013) and has been a visiting researcher at Bremen University (2001); Frankfurt University (2003); Oldenburg University Hannah Arendt Archive (2001, 2006, 2007); Max Planck Institute of History of Science – Berlin (2005); Free University of Berlin (2009); and a visiting professor at University of Nanterre, Paris X (2018, 2015, 2013).

Caio Jorge Prado is Master in International Political Economy from the Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (PEPI-UFRJ), in 2020, with the dissertation entitled “O Governo Chávez (1999-2013) e o processo de desenvolvimento econômico, político e social na Venezuela: perenidades e inflexões de um processo estrutural, histórico e multidimensional” (The Chávez Government (1999-2013) and the process of economic, political development and social in Venezuela: perennials and inflections of a structural, historical and multidimensional process). He holds a BA in International Relations at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IRID-UFRJ), in 2017.

Camila Feix Vidal is an International Relations Undergraduate and Graduate Professor in the Economy and International Relations' Department at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC). She is a member of the Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia para Estudos sobre os Estados Unidos (INCT-INEU), Instituto Memória e Direitos Humanos (IMDH/UFSC), Grupo de Pesquisa em Estudos Estratégicos e Política Internacional (GEPPIC/UFSC), Instituto de Estudos Latino-Americanos (IELA) and Rede de Estudos de História dos Estados Unidos (REHEU). Articles recently published:  VIDAL, Camila. Polarização Política e Partidária nos Estados Unidos (1936-2016). Opinião Pública, v.27 2021; VIDAL, Camila and LOPEZ, Jahde. (Re)Pensando a dependência latino-americana: Atlas Network e institutos parceiros no governo Bolsonaro. RBCP v.1, 2022.

Déborah Silva do Monte is a permanent professor at the Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD/Brazil), teaching at the Graduate Program in Borders and Human Rights and at the undergrad course of International Relations. Coordinator of GeDem (Group of Studies on Democracy, Institutions, and Inequalities). Holds a PhD in International Relations (PUC Minas/Brazil). Research topics are focused on regional integration, theories of democracy, comparative politics, international cooperation, political institutions, and foreign policy analysis. Current research interest on recent democracy backslidings, and radical right parties. Current coordinator of the undergrad course of International Relations (Faculty of Law and International Relations - UFGD/Brazil).

Gabriela Azevedo is a post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (FLUP - history department). Researcher at LEICC (interdisciplinary laboratory of criticism and capitalism) at UERJ and the Research Group on Social Reproduction Theory. PhD in Law - UERJ with a sandwich period at FLUP. Master in Law from UERJ and PUC-Rio. Bachelor of Laws (UFRJ) and Bachelor of History (UNIRIO). Currently studies memory, gender and city.

Igor Candido de Oliveira is a PhD candidate in Maritime Studies at the Naval War College of the Brazilian Navy, with a master's degree in International Political Economy from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, degree in Public Policy Management from University of São Paulo and International Relations from Rio Branco College. His dissertation was on the formation of the British naval industrial complex and its role in the structural economic transformation of the UK. His current research addresses the dual application of transport infrastructure and the geopolitics of strategic resources. He is currently working on a project to integrate the rail and maritime logistics infrastructure, from South Minas Dry Port to the Angra dos Reis Port Terminal.

James Martel teaches political theory in the department of political science at San Francisco State University. His most recent book is entitled “Anarchist Prophets: Disappointing Vision and the Power of Collective Sight” (Duke, 2022). Prior to that, recent books include Unburied Bodies: Subversive Corpses and the Authority of the Dead (Amherst College Press, 2018) and The Misinterpellated Subject (Duke University Press, 2017). Earlier still, among other books, he wrote a trilogy of books on Walter Benjamin: The One and Only Law: Walter Benjamin and the Second Commandment (University of Michigan Press,2014), Divine Violence: Walter Benjamin and the Eschatology of Sovereignty (Routledge, GlassHouse, 2011) and Textual Conspiracies: Walter Benjamin, Idolatry and Political Theory (University of Michigan, 2011).

Jeanne Marie Gagnebin was born in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1949. She studied philosophy, German literature and Ancient Greek at the University of Geneva. She completed her doctorate in philosophy at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) in 1977. She has lived and taught in Brazil since 1978, and has held several post-doctoral internships in Konstanz, Berlin and Paris (Fonds Ricoeur). She coordinates the critical edition of texts by Walter Benjamin at Editora 34, São Paulo. She is a full professor (retired) of philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and a collaborator in the philosophy department of the Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences (retired) at Unicamp. She works in particular on the relationship between literature and philosophy and on the politics of memory and the writing of history.

Kaveh (Kawa) Ghoreishi is a Kurdish journalist, researcher and translator. He holds a Master in Sociology from Iran Academia, Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities in Amsterdam (Netherlands). He has worked as a journalist in different Kurdish and Farsi newspapers and digital media. Kaveh is preparing a PhD about the history of political general strikes in Kurdistan. He also is one of the founders of Nawext, a Kurdish journal dedicated to contemporary critical thought and literature. His most recently published books are Report from Rome - Ocalan in Europe (Amsterdam: Roonak, 2020), and, as editor and translator into Kurdish, Subcomandante Marcos, The Other Stories (Sulaymaniyah: Xazallnus, 2019). 

Laerte Apolinário Júnior is Professor of International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP). He is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP) and a Researcher at the Center for the Study of International Negotiations at the University of São Paulo (CAENI/USP), and the Center for Studies in International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (NERI/PUC-SP). He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of São Paulo (USP). His More recent publications include works on International Development Cooperation, Foreign Aid, Brazilian Technical Cooperation, International Financial Institutions, and the impact of economic sanctions on the level of protection of Human Rights.

Lucas Baggi de Mendonça Lauria is an Institutional Relations professional with experience working in the Brazilian private sector. He holds a master's degree in International Relations from the University of Brasília (UnB). He has expertise in international trade and lobbying. He has worked for institutions such as the Ministry of Economy, the National Confederation of Industry, and the Prospectiva consulting firm. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in IR at the University of Brasília

Ludmyla Franca-Lipke is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Free University of Berlin, with a scholarship from the CAPES/DAAD Program for scientific cooperation Brazil/Germany, a Master in Public Law from the Postgraduate Program in Law at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and a Bachelor in Law from the Catholic University of Salvador (Bahia). Her research deals with themes related to just theory, collective memory, authoritarianism and contemporary history.

Matheus Augusto Soares holds a Master’s in international Relations from the University of Brasilia - UnB (2017) and has a Bachelor Degree in International Relations from Faculdade de Campinas – FACAMP (2014). He is currently an Associate Researcher and co-founder of the UnB International Security Research Group (GEPSI – UnB), and a research member of the Social Economy and Public Policy Research Group (CIRIEC Brasil). The author’s research emphasis is on peace studies, international security and international relations theory. He has been working in the humanitarian field since 2018. During this period, he worked for 2 years at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Brazilian border with Venezuela.

Matheus de Freitas Cecílio is a PhD candidate at the International Political Economy Program (PEPI) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). The author holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the State University of São Paulo (UNESP) and a Master’s Degree in International Political Economy from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). The author participates in the research group LabChina, focused on questions regarding the Political Economy of Chinese Development. His research interests include: economic development, international relations theory, international political economy and US-China relations. His other publications are in the fields of: international relations theory, international political economy and Chinese development.

Melany Cruz is an Assistant Professor in International Politics (Global South) at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. Her main research interest is in political theory and the development of Latin American politics. Currently, she is working on a project that looks at feminist understandings of violence and nonviolence in contexts of resistance and disobedience in Chile that was partially funded by the International Centre of Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC). This article is part of her doctoral research, ‘Affective Dimensions of Political Violence: A Case of Lynching in Mexico’, which received the 2020 Sir Ernest Barker Prize for best dissertation in Political Theory by the Political Studies Association (PSA) in the United Kingdom.

Nerissa Krebs Farret holds a Phd in Philosophy at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUC-PR). She also holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (2018) and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM) (2014). The author’s research emphasis is on hospitality, forced migrations and peace studies. She was a professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná and has been working with migration and human rights since 2017. During this period, she worked for four years at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), directly supporting the migrant and refugee population.

Pedro Rocha is a Ph.D. student in International Relations at San Tiago Dantas (UNESP-UNICAMP-PUC/SP), Brazil, applying SNA techniques and statistical models for analyzing State behaviour in territorial conflicts. He holds a Bachelor's (2017) and Master's (2019) degree in International Relations from PUC-Minas. He is a member of the Research Group in International Security and Defence (GEDES) and the Laboratory of New Technologies of Research in International Relations (LANTRI). His research interests are International Security and Conflict Resolution, Territorial Conflicts, Scientometrics, Social Network Analysis, Programming, and Computational Methods.

R. Guy Emerson is a Professor at the Department of International Relations and Political Science at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla. His research focuses on themes of violence, the politics of life and death, and security governance. Contributing to the literature associated with Critical Security Studies, this research works within and extends ideas associated with biopolitics, governmentality and citizen security. He is author of Necropolitics: Living Death in Mexico (Palgrave Macmillan 2019), and has recently published in Theory & Event, International Political Sociology, Latin American Research Review, Critical Studies on Security and European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Rafael Felgueiras Rolo holds a PhD in Theory of State and Constitutional Law from Rio de Janeiro’s Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-RJ, 2016-2020). He was a visiting student at Birkbeck, University of London in 2018. He earned a Masters degree in Procedural Law at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ, 2013-2015) and an undergraduate degreee in Law from the Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA, 2004-2009). He currently serves as a State Attorney for the Federal State of Pará since 2010, and Professor of law since 2019. Since 2021, he has also served as Data Protection Officer for the state attorney general of Pará. His current areas of interest and research include Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Legal Anthropology, Constitutional Law and Media Theory.

Rafael Vieira is a Professor at the School of Social Work in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He carried out the postdoctoral research “Walter Benjamin: Law and the State under German Fascism (1933-1940)” at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). His PhD research was “Walter Benjamin: Law, politics and the rise and collapse of the Weimar Republic (1918/9-1933)” at PUC-Rio with a period at the Birkbeck School of Law (University of London). He is part of the Interdisciplinary Center for Studies and Research on Marx and Marxism (UFF); Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Studies ‘Critique and Capitalism’ (UERJ).

Raphael Padula is Permanent Professor of the Graduate Program in International Political Economy (PEPI) at the Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Associate Professor at UFRJ since 2009, in the area of International Political Economy at the Institute of International Relations and Defense (IRID). Graduated in Economics from UFRJ (2004), Master (2005) and Doctor (2010) in Production Engineering from COPPE-UFRJ. Editor of Oikos journal since 2002. Member of the research group “Global power and the geopolitics of capitalism” (PEPI/UFRJ). Between 2009 and 2021, he worked as a Research Fellow at IPEA (Institute of Applied Economic Research) in several projects related to the integration of Brazil with South America.

Samuel Rufino de Carvalho is a Substitute Professor at the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) and an International Relations PhD student at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and a degree in International Relations from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG). He also holds a degree in French Language Teaching from the Federal University of Goiás. Research fields: Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization, International Relations, International Institutions, International Regimes, French teaching and learning.

Sara Minelli is writing her PhD in political philosophy at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She is currently working for the department for political theory at the Christian-Albrechts-Universtät in Kiel, Germany, and is particularly interested in the following research topics: theories and history of political myth, European fascism, and critical theory. Her latest publications are ‘Mito, utopia e propaganda. Linguaggio di verità o tecniche di manipolazione?’ (2020) in Thomas Project: A border journal for utopian thoughts 3(1): 32-47; and ‘Qu’est-ce qu’un mythe en politique? Quelques remarques sur l’histoire d’une relation ambiguë’ (2020) in Trajectoires 13.

sasha skaidra is a Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Alberta’s Department of Political Science. She investigates cartographic aesthetics and the power they wield to represent and constitute local, regional, state, and transnational borders. Her major research project employs Geographic Information Systems to conduct a counter-mapping of Ontario’s inland immigration enforcement infrastructure. Her research draws on her experience being an activist on refugee and migrant issues, civil liberties, and student rights. Her latest article is ‘Seeing like a Zone: Privately Deputized Sovereignty in Toronto’s Sanctuary City’ published in Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space.

Tom Houseman is a Senior Lecturer in Politics & International Relations at Leeds Beckett University, UK. His research and teaching revolve around intersections between various branches of critical theory, especially the Frankfurt School and Adorno in particular, along side decolonial, post-colonial and Marxist-feminist theory. His published works include an article on critical theory and eschatology for Millennium, and a chapter on Class in the SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory. He is currently working on projects that explore the decolonisation of knowledge in the contexts of global development, the measurement of poverty, and pedagogy in the discipline of Political Economy

Vinícius Armele dos Santos Leal is a Ph.D.candidate in International Relations at the Institute of International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (IRI/PUC-Rio). He holds a master’s degree in Strategic Studies on Defense and Security and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Universidade Federal Fluminense(UFF). He received an honourable mention in the master’s dissertation category in the ANPOCS Competition for Scientific Works and University Theses in Social Sciences and a René Dreifuss 2019 Award for best dissertation by the Institute of Strategic Studies of the Universidade Federal Fluminense. His current research topics include affects and emotions in politics and IR,urban protests and social movements. He recently published with A.Freixo‘A Lei Antiterrorismo brasileira e a circulação internacional de regimes jurídicos punitivos’ in Passagens: Revista Internacional De História Política E Cultura Jurídica, 13(1)(2021):105-128.


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