Maria Raquel Freire



Maria Raquel Freire, PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent, UK, in 2002, is researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, at the Humanities, Migration and Peace Studies Group (NHUMEP), and Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra. She lectures at the undergraduate and graduate levels in International Relations, including the MA in Peace, Security and Development Studies, and the PhD in International Politics and Conflict Resolution. She is the Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Coimbra (Peace Relations, Ontologies and Narratives in Europe: EU and its Eastern Neighbours | PRONE), involving colleagues from the Faculties of Economics, Arts and Science and Technology. She is also Visiting Professor in the Post-Graduate Programme in International Relations, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. She is President of the Assembly of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, and a member of the Scientific Council for Social Sciences and Humanities of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Her research interests focus on peace studies, particularly peacekeeping and peacebuilding; foreign policy, international security, Russia and the post-Soviet space. She has published extensively on these topics.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Freire, Maria Raquel; Simão, Licínia (2021), Peace and Security in the Age of Hybrid Wars, in Oliver P. Richmond and Gëzim Visoka (org.), The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Book Chapter

Freire, Maria Raquel; Dias, Vanda Amaro (2020), A securitização das fronteiras externas da UE: rumo à militarização da Europa fortaleza?, in Cristina Robalo-Cordeiro e Rui Jacinto (org.), Geografias & Poéticas da Fronteira: Leituras do Território. Guarda e Lisboa: Centro de Estudos Ibéricos e Âncora Editora, 341-357


Pureza, José Manuel; Freire, Maria Raquel; Lopes, Paula Duarte (2020), A Multidimensionalidade da Paz: Dinâmicas de Política Internacional e Resolução de Conflitos. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra

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