Teresa Almeida Cravo


Teresa Almeida Cravo is a Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, at the Humanities, Migration and Peace Studies Research Group, and an Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Faculty of Economics, both at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is currently the head of the International Relations Department at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (FEUC) and the coordinator of its undergraduate degree in International Relations. She was the co-coordinator of the FEU-CES PhD Programme "Democracy in the XXIst Century" (2015-2019), coordinator of the Master in International Relations - Peace, Security and Development Studies at FEUC (2017-2018), and coordinator of the Master in International Relations at FEUC (2015-2016). She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, Department of Politics and International Studies. Her thesis developed a critique of development aid discourses of success and failure in post-conflict states in Africa, focusing on Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau. She was awarded a Master of Arts in Peace Studies from Bradford University, in the United Kingdom. She graduated in International Relations from FEUC and completed a diploma on Human Rights and Democratization in the Law Faculty at the same University. Teresa was an Academic Visitor at the African Studies Centre of the University of Oxford (2018-2019), a Visiting Fellow at the University of Westminster, in London (2013-2015), and at the University of Monash in Melbourne (2011-2012). She was an Associate of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2010-2011, after holding a Predoctoral Fellowship at their International Security Program and the Intrastate Conflict Program between 2008-2010. Her research interests include critical perspectives on peace and violence, security, development, global interventionism and foreign policy, particularly within the Lusophone context, as well as poststructuralism and discourse analysis.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Cravo, Teresa Almeida; Duarte Lopes, Paula; Roque, Sílvia (2018), "Portugal e a promoção da paz: uma análise crítica de percursos pós-coloniais", e-cadernos CES, 29, 169-196

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Book Chapter

Cravo, Teresa Almeida (2018), Post-conflict Peacebuilding and the Rule of Law, in Christopher May & Adam Winchester (org.), Handbook on the Rule of Law. Cheltenham, UK: The Edward Elgar Publishing, 471-489

Book Chapter

Cravo, Teresa Almeida (2017), A consolidação da paz, in Branco, Sousa & Oliveira (org.), Incursões na Teoria da Resolução de Conflitos. Lisboa: EDIUAL, 319-347