Maria Cecilia da Silva Oliveira

Dr. Maria Cecilia Oliveira

Research Group Leader

  • 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's in Critical Criminology, Prevention and Social Security, Political Science Department, Padova University, Italy
  • 2006-2010: Master's in International Relations, Political Science Department, Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Climate change
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • development studies
  • global governance
  • theories and methods of diplomacy and conflict studies
  • international environmental law
  • South-North analyses
  • Latin America studies
  • international organisations
  • international relations
  • security
  • political theory
  • governmentality studies
  • genealogy

Publications at the IASS

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Open data between environmental protection and counter-activism: The case of satellite data on deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, Earth System Governance (2022), Jan/Feb. special issue: "AI & digitalization", forthcoming (with Leandro Siqueira)
  • Same same but different? How democratically elected rightwing populist leaders politicize climate change, Environmental Politics 30 (2022), Feb./March special issue "Mitigating climate change in times of populism", forthcoming (with Jens Marquardt & Markus Lederer)
  • Etnografia do ambientalismo corporativo: notas para uma anthropologia do estado de morte que marca o campo dos mega-emprendimentos [Ethnography of corporate environmentalism: Notes on an anthropology of the death marking the field of mega-projects], Anthropolitica 49 (2020), forthcoming (with Rafael Costa)
  • Global goals and urban development: The territorial effects of implementing the MDGs in Brazil, in: H. Aust, A. Du Plessis (eds.), The Globalization of Urban Governance: Legal Perspectives on Sustainable Development Goal 11, London: Routledge, 2019, 173-185
  • Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milênio: vida segura e a governmentalidade planetária [Millennium Development Goals: secure life and planetary governmentality], Sao Paulo: PUC, 2016 [publication of PhD thesis]
  • Entre a penalização e o desenvolvimento: As políticas de prevenção da delinquência juvenil na América Latina [Between penalization and development: Juvenile delinquency prevention policies in Latin America], Verve 26 (2014), 123-154
  • M. Ecco! Anarquia e Movimento [Anarchy and Movement], Verve 19 (2011), 197-200
  • Rebeldes e perigosos [Rebels and dangerous], in: T. Rodrigues, C. Marcucci (eds.), Notas Internacionais, Sao Paulo: Desatino, 2006, 73-94
  • 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 Conference on Sustainable 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 MA
  • 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
  • ALBAN - EU High-level Scholarships for Latin America, Padova University, 2008-2009
  • Fulbright/CAPES, Columbia University/Earth Institute, 2013-2014