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 and Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra. 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. She was the Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence PRONE, and held a Jean Monnet Chair, at the University of Coimbra. Her research interests focus on peace studies, particularly peacekeeping and peacebuilding; foreign policy, international security, European Union, Russia and Eurasia. She has published extensively on these topics.

Latest Publications


Freire, Maria Raquel; Nascimento, Daniela (2022), União Europeia como Ator Internacional: Paz e Segurança nas Narrativas e Práticas. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra

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Article in Scientific journal

Amaro Dias, Vanda; Freire, Maria Raquel (2022), "Insecurities in EU border management: The unintended consequences of securitization processes in the Mediterranean", methaodos revista de ciencias sociales, 10, 2, 297-311

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Book Chapter

Freire, Maria Raquel (2022), Portuguese Foreign Policy, in Jorge M. Fernandes, Pedro C. Magalhães, and António Costa Pinto (org.), The Oxford Handbook of Portuguese Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press

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