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Camila Braga

Camila Braga

PhD candidate in Political Science, University of São Paulo

Camila Braga is a PhD candidate in Political Science with an emphasis in International Politics at the University of São Paulo (DCP / USP). She holds a M.A in International Relations from the Graduate Program in International Affairs San Tiago Dantas (UNESP / UNICAMP / PUC-SP), in the area of concentration "Peace, Defense and International Security" and a B.A. in International  Relations from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Braga is a member of the International Relations Research Center (IRRC), the Defense and Security Studies Group (GEDES) and GT on Human Rights of the National Institute for the Study of United States (INEU), researching the following topics: critical security studies, peace studies, armed conflicts, humanitarian intervention, peace operations and peacebuilding. 

As an associate member of the International Relations Research Center (IRRC) at the University of São Paulo, Braga is co-producing a Political Atlas of Peace and Conflict in Latin America. She is also co-coordinating the creation of an Observatory to follow the negotiations and implementation of the peace accords in Colombia. During 2015 and 2016, Braga was part of the organizing committee for the First Brazilian Encounter on Peace Studies. Currently, she is working as a collaborator in the pro-defense / CAPES project to create an online Security and Defense Glossary for the Defense and Security Studies Group at UNESP. In 2015, Braga was selected for the Visiting Fellowship Program of the Graduate Institute Geneva, for a research internship at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP), under the supervision of Prof. Keith Krause, Ph.D. The project, entitled “The Pacification of Timor Leste: building peace or an arrested peace process”, aims to understand how peace (liberal or not) was developed on the ground and if it addressed the main roots of violence within the region. Between 2013 and 2014, she worked as a researcher for the Brazilian National Truth Commission (CNV), initially on a voluntary basis and, from January to November 2014, as a researcher contracted by the UNDP. During this period, Braga was associated with the Dictatorship and Gender GT, working mainly with grave human rights violations against women and children at the time of the dictatorship. In this role, she joined the team responsible for preparing the 10th Chapter of the CNV Final Report.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH

  1. Final Report – Comissão Nacional da Verdade. 2014. Chapter 10: violência sexual, violência de gênero e violência contra crianças e adolescentes