PhD Isabella Duarte Franchini

PhD Isabella Duarte Franchini

Isabella Duarte Franchini

Lehrbeauftragte an der Professur Militärgeschichte / Kulturgeschichte der Gewalt

 

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EDUCATION
PhD (joint degree), Political Science, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore;
War Studies, King’s College London (KCL), London, UK
08/2015 - 12/2019 (degree awarded: 31/12/2019)
Cumulative Average Points (NUS): 4.76/5 (highest distinction); passed Field Exam in Political Theory
with distinction
Supervisors: Ted Hopf (NUS) and Leonie Anselms De Vries (KCL)
Doctoral Thesis: “Mass Common-sense, Hegemony and Change in IR: Brazil and the US-Led Global
Liberal Order”
MA, International Relations, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, Brazil
02/2013 - 06/2015
Master’s Thesis: “The terrorist threat in South America: a critical discourse analysis in the Bush Era”
Supervisor: Rafael Duarte Villa
BA, Linguistics and Literature, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, Brazil
02/2010 - 02/2013 (concluded 70% of the course)
BA, International Relations, Pontificia University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Sao Paulo, Brazil
2005 - 2009
Honours Thesis: “The Juridical and Political Limits of Preventive War”
Academic Exchange, University of Coimbra (UC), Coimbra, Portugal
2007

AWARDS AND GRANTS
President’s Graduate Fellowship, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 08/2015 - 08/2019
Pay it Forward Mentoring Program, selected as one of the 30 individuals to be part of the Pay it
Forward Mentoring Program for female graduate students and junior faculty within the International
Studies Profession, sponsored by the International Studies Association’s Committee on the Status of
Women, 08/2019
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (NUS) Graduate Students’ Teaching Award for teaching
undertaken in Semester 2, 2016-2017 Departmental Grant for the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Summer School
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, United States of
America, 07/2017
Diploma of Emeritus Collaborator of the Brazilian National Army
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 09/2013
MA Research Grant nominated by IRI-USP to receive master’s grant awarded by CAPES (Ministry of
Education, Brazil), Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2013
Honours Research Grant awarded by International Security Network, funded by CNPq, (National
Council of Technological and Scientific Development, Brasilia). 60-page thesis completed on The Legal
Limits of Preventive War, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2009
Best Short Thesis on “Centralized Warfare” prepared for the discipline of “Geopolitics and Geostrategy”
taught by Prof Carmen Amado Mendes at University of Coimbra, Portugal. Selected as one
of two student representatives at the NATO HQ in Brussels, 2008
Undergraduate Academic Research Grant for the duties performed as research assistant to Prof
Eliézer Rizzo de Oliveira (University of Campinas) on the research on “Brazil’s role in the Conferences
of Defence Ministries of the Americas”, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2006
TEACHING
• Lecturer, Graduate Seminar, “New and Old Wars: Security Challenges in Latin America after
1990”, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, Spring 2021
• Teaching Assistant, “International Relations Theory”, Department of War Studies, King’s
College London, London, UK, Term 1 (2020) and Term 2 (2021)
• Lecturer, Graduate Seminar, “New and Old Wars: Security Challenges in Latin America after
1990”, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, Spring 2018
• Teaching Assistant, “Politics and the visual”, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Fall
2017
• Teaching Assistant, “Political and International Ethics”, National University of Singapore,
Singapore, Spring 2016
• Teaching Assistant, “American Political Thought”, National University of Singapore,
Singapore, Fall 2016
• Teaching Assistant, “Modern International Conflicts” Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao
Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Fall and Spring 2008
• English and Portuguese language teacher (autonomous) for non-native speakers. Sao Paulo,
Brazil, 2010-2013
• English language teacher for young children, Kids in Action School, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2010

PUBLICATIONS
Academic Publications:
Franchini, I. (2019). A violent democracy: Brazil 1950. National Identity Report available at the Making
Identity Count Database: www.makingidentitycount.org
Franchini, I. (2019). Brazil, Avanti! (1960). National Identity Report available at the Making Identity
Count Database: www.makingidentitycount.org
Franchini, I. (2018). Brazil 1970: Reconciling the irreconcilable in its search for identity. National Identity
Report available at the Making Identity Count Database: www.makingidentitycount.org
Franchini, I. (2018). Brazil 1980: A usurped country. National Identity Report available at the Making
Identity Count Database: www.makingidentitycount.org
Franchini, I., & Bianchini, R. (2007). Guia de estudos do PNUD: Parcerias para o desenvolvimento.
Guia de Estudos do III FEUC-MUN. Coimbra , Portugal: Faculdade de Economia da
Universidade de Coimbra
Franchini, I., Martins, A., & Thais, A. (2005). Guia de Estudos do Comitê de Desarmamento. Guia de
Estudos do VII Modelo das Nações Unidas (MONU). São Paulo, Brasil: PUC-SP
Other Publications:
Franchini, I. (2014, July). Teorias Conspiratórias. Comércio da Franca. Franca, Brasil
Franchini, I., & Moura , P. (2011, July 26). Produção industrial e a especialização da pauta de
exportação: ganhos para o Brasil. Rede Agro. Sao Paulo, Brasil
Franchini, I., & Nassar , A. (2011, July 19). A pesquisa Datafolha e o uso do discurso no debate sobre
o novo Código Florestal. Rede Agro. Sao Paulo, Brasil.
Franchini, I., & Rodrigo , L. (2011, August 05). REDD Plus: Importante mecanismo na preservação
ambiental. Rede Agro. Sao Paulo, Brasil
WORKING PAPERS AND PRESENTED RESEARCH
• “Mass Common Sense, Hegemony and Change in IR”. Presented at the 29th International
Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, help virtually 06/04/2021
• “Leading with Words: Practices of Crisis Leadership in Comparative Perspective”, with Manali
Kumar and Liang Ce (co-authors). Presented at the 14th ECPR General Conference, held
virtually 24-28/08/2020
• “Substantive Aspirations Beyond the Process: Meanings of Democracy in Brazil, India, UK, and
US”, with Manali Kumar (co-author). Presented at the 14th ECPR General Conference, held
virtually 24-28/08/2020
• “Rising Power Identities and Role Performance: Brazil and India in Global Environmental
Governance" with Manali Kumar and Simon Herr (co-authors). Accepted for the 28th
International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA,
28/03/2020
• “Mass Common Sense, Hegemony and Change in IR”. Accepted for the 28th International
Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 26/03/2020
• A Tale of Broken Dreams: The Evolution of Brazilian National Identities from 1950 to 2020
(forthcoming book)
• “Authoritarian Succession in the Era of ‘Democratic Disenchantment’”, 19th Annual Aleksanteri
Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 24/10/2019
• “National Identities, Foreign Policy and International Order: A Framework for Analysis”, 19th
Annual Aleksanteri Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 23/10/2019
• “Mapping identities using MaxQDA Software for Qualitative Analysis”, Identities Cluster,
Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, 10/2018
• “Gramsci, hegemony and change in International Relations: a multi-level approach to the study
of world order and conflict”, Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Maxwell
School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA, 07/2017
• “The Juridical and Political Limits of Preventive War”, VIII International Relations Week. PUCSP,
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 09/2008
OTHER RESEARCH-RELATED ACTIVITIES
• Researcher responsible for mapping Brazil’s identity discourses in the project “Making Identity
Count”, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 08/2016-present
• Member of the Socio-linguistics Study Group (GESOL), under the supervision of Prof Ronald
Belini, Department of Linguistics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2010
• Monitor of the International Conflicts Study Group, extracurricular activity for undergraduate
students at PUC-SP, under the supervision of Prof Reginaldo Matar Nasser. Sao Paulo,
Brazil, 2006
• Research Assistant to Prof Dr Eliézer Rizzo de Oliveira (University of Campinas),
Monitoring/researching Brazil’s role in the Conferences of Defence Ministries of the Americas
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2006

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