Dr M. Cecilia da S. Oliveira

Project Leader
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IASS Project

  • Implementing the Paris Agreement

Research Interests

  • Climate change, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), development studies, global governance, theories and methods of diplomacy and conflict studies, environment international law, South-North analyses, Latin America studies, international organizations, international relations, security, political theory, governmentality studies, genealogy

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2011-2016: PhD in International Relations with the thesis - Millennium Development Goals: secure life in planetary governmentality, Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2010-present: researcher at Ecopolitics Observatory and Nucleo de Sociabilidade Libertaria (NUSOL) Political Science Department, Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2008: Master in Critical Criminology, Prevention and Social Security, Political Science Department, Padova University, Italy
  • 2006-2010: Master in International Relations, Political Science Department, Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil  

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Between penalization and development: Juvenile delinquency prevention policies in Latin America, Verve 26 (2014), 123-154

Selected Lectures and Speeches

  • Securitizing the poor through social street level bureaucracies, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2016, 2-5 June 2016, New Orleans
  • Security and Sustainable Development in Brazil, Freie Universität Berlin, PhD ConferenceSustainable Environmental Policies and Economy, 3-4 July 2015, Berlin
  • Visual cartographies of poverty in Brazil and the Millennium Development Goals, Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy, Heterodox Traditions conference, 1-2 June 2015,Cambridge
  • Zeroing in on Hunger, Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises für Überseeische Verfassungsvergleichung, 4-5 July 2014, Hamburg
  • Security Apparatus and Sustainable Development in Brazil, Global Governance of Development, Universita degli Studi della Tuscia, 12-13 June 2014, Viterbo, Italy
  • Ecopolitics and heterotopias: From the Brazilian ecological dream to the sustainable development era, Columbia University New York, Center for Brazilian Studies Seminar Series, 27 March 2014, New York, USA

Honors and Awards

  • ALBAN – EU High Level Scholarships for Latin America, Padova University, 2008-2009
  • Fulbright/CAPES, Columbia University/ Earth Institute, 2013-2014