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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.
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
Honours Thesis: “The Juridical and Political Limits of Preventive War”
Academic Exchange, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
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).
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.
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.