I am a political scientist with experience in the areas of state compliance and international obligations. My work and expertise center on aspects of international human rights and international trade. I have studied and written about the Inter-American Human Rights System (IAHRS) and the World Trade Organization. Currently, I am working on a book manuscript that analyzes the impact of institutional complexity on state compliance with human rights in the IAHRS. This project was the result of a 3-month research leave at Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania in 2017. I am also interested in the role of institutional complexity and regime design in states’ decision to comply with international obligations.

I hold an Associate Professor position at the International Relations Institute, University of Sao Paulo, where I teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and advise students. I currently coordinate the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in International Relations at USP and the Acauã Newsletter – a collaborative project.

After I completed my Ph.D. in Politics, at New York University, I held lecturer appointments at the University of Pennsylvania and at New York University. I also completed a Post-Doctoral program at the University of Sao Paulo.

Courses taught in the past include: The Politics of Human Rights, International Regimes in Comparative Perspective, International Relations Theory, International Law, International Law and Global Governance, Human Rights and Development.

Credits: Photo, Kris Knack (2019). Print, Marcelo Soares, Maracatu (1996).

I was born in Recife, Brazil, where Maracatu still reigns!