I am an ESRC funded PhD Candidate at the Politics and International Studies Department. My PhD project is supervised by Professor Shaun Breslin and Professor Chris Hughes. It explores the rise of China and its strategic relationship with the United States through an English School of International Relations perspective. I am particularly interested in how imbalances between the East Asian regional order and the global international order shape the bilateral relationship between China, the United States and the articulation of their foreign policies.
I am also an editor of the Exchanges Journal - an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed and open access journal affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Warwick. It publishes high-quality work from researchers in all disciplines, with a particular emphasis on supporting Early Career Researchers.
During the year 2013-2014 I was one of the co-convenors of the Critical International and Political Studies (CRIPS) Graduate Working Group and the Midlands Ambassador for the Portuguese Association of Researchers and Students in the United Kingdom (PARSUK).
Before embarking on my PhD adventure, I studied at the Catholic University of Portugal and did my M.A. in International Politics and East Asia at the University of Warwick. In-between my M.A. and the start of my PhD I worked for an NGO in London.
- Chinese Foreign Policy
- American Foreign Policy
- International Relations Theory
- English School of International Relations
- Seapower and Maritime Security
- East Asia
Education and awards:
- 2014-2017 (in progress): PhD Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick - ESRC funded Scholarship
- Editor - Exchanges Journal
- Critical International and Political Studies Graduate Working Group Co-Convenor
- PARSUK Midlands Ambassador
- 2012-2013: M.A. in International Politics and East Asia, University of Warwick - awarded prize for highest overall average in MA International Politics and East Asia 2012-13
- 2009-2012: B.A. in International Relations, Catholic University of Portugal - Essay published in Nova Cidadania (n.52, in Portuguese) on the subject of Athens and the Peloponnesian War
Publications and Conferences:
'The role of maritime security in China's foreign policy: Prospects for peace and cooperation', paper presented at 'Conference on Contemporary Security Challenges in Asia', University of Bath, 2015
'China’s rise and its contestation practices in International Society: The AIIB and OBOR as case-studies', conference presentation at 'Global China: The China Postgraduate Network Annual Conference', University of Bristol, 2015
Essay published in Nova Cidadania (n.52, in Portuguese) on the subject of Athens and the Peloponnesian War, 2012