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Isabella Franchini is a PhD candidate studying the impact of ‘mass common-sense’ in international hegemony and conflict. Her research interests include International Relations and Political Theory, Hegemony, Antonio Gramsci, Brazilian Foreign Policy and Linguistics.

Education

PhD (joint degree), Political Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore;
War Studies, King’s College London, London, UK

08/2015 to present
Supervisors: Ted Hopf and Leonie Anselms De Vries
Research topic: “Gramsci, hegemony and change in International Relations: a multi-level approach to the study of world order and conflict”

MA, International Relations, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, Brazil                               

02/2013 to 06/2015
Master’s Thesis: “The terrorist threat in South America: a critical discourse analysis in the Bush Era”

BA, Linguistics and Literature, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, Brazil

02/2010 to 02/2013

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, Coimbra, Portugal

2007

Awards

Faculty of Arts and Social Science’s (NUS) Graduate Students’ Teaching Award

For teaching undertaken in Semester 2, 2016-2017

President Research Fellowship National University of Singapore, Singapore (August 2015-present)

Diploma of Emeritus Collaborator of the Brazilian National Army

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 09/2013

Best Short thesis on “Centralized Warfare” prepared for the discipline of “Geopolitics and Geo-strategy” taught by Prof Carmen Amado Mendes at FEUC-UC, Coimbra, Portugal. Selected as one of two student representatives at the NATO HQ in Brussels, (January 2008).

Presented research

Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research. Presentation of PhD research. Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA, June2017.

VIII International Relations Week. Presentation of BA research: “The Juridical and Political Limits of Preventive War”, PUC-SP, Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 2008.

Grants

MA Research Grant awarded by CAPES (Ministry of Education, Brazil)

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.

Undergraduate Academic Research Grant for the duties performed as research assistant to Prof Eliézer Rizzo de Oliveira on the research on “Brazil’s role in the Conferences of Defence Ministries of the Americas”, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2006.

Teaching and other research-related activities

  • Teaching Assistant to Prof Luke O’Sullivan in the discipline of “Politics and the visual”, National University of Singapore, Singapore (Jan-April 2017)
  • Research Assistant to Prof Ted Hopf in the project “Making Identity Count”, National University of Singapore, Singapore (August 2016 to present)
  • Teaching Assistant to Prof William Bain in the discipline of “Political and International Ethics”, National University of Singapore, Singapore (Aug-November 2016)
  • Teaching Assistant to Prof Elvin Lim in the discipline of “American Political Thought”, National University of Singapore, Singapore (Jan-April 2016)
  • Member of the Socio-linguistics Study Group (GESOL), under the supervision of Prof Ronald Belini, Department of Linguistics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (2010)
  • Teaching Assistant to Prof Oliveiros S. Ferreira (USP/PUC), in the discipline “Modern International Conflicts”. Sao Paulo, Brazil (Jan-December 2008)
  • 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 (Feb-November 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 (Apr-October 2006)

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