Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Guilherme Casarões Spring 2023 Cogut Visiting Fellow

Guilherme Casarões

Visiting Faculty, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Senior Researcher, Brazilian Center of International Relations (CEBRI)
PhD in Political Science, University of Sao Paulo (USP), MA in International Relations, State University of Campinas

Guilherme Casarões is an Assistant Professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas's São Paulo School of Business. His research interests are Brazilian Foreign Policy, Populism and the Global Far-Right, Latin American Politics, and Brazil-Middle East relations. Casarões holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Universidade de São Paulo, where he also completed his Master's degree. Casarões also holds an M.A. in International Relations from Universidade Estadual de Campinas, a post-graduate diploma in History and Political Cultures from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, and a B.A. in International Relations from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais.

Casarões is the co-author of a book on the United Nations titled, "A Organização das Nações Unidas"​ (Ed. Del Rey, 2006), and the author of several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, including a broad survey of Brazilian foreign policy studies for the Routledge Handbook of Brazilian Politics (2018).

Among his recent publications are: "Statecraft under God: Radical Right Populism meets Christian Nationalism in Bolsonaro’s Brazil" (Millennium, 2023); "Radical Right Populism and the Politics of Cruelty: The Case of COVID-19 in Brazil Under President Bolsonaro" (Global Studies Quarterly, 2022); "Myths of Multipolarity: The Sources of Brazil's Foreign Policy Overstretch" (Foreign Policy Analysis, 2022); "Brazilian foreign policy under Jair Bolsonaro: far-right populism and the rejection of the liberal international order" (Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 2021); and "The hydroxychloroquine alliance: how far-right leaders and alt-science preachers came together to promote a miracle drug" (Revista de Administração Pública, 2021).

Casarões was a Visiting Associate at the University of Michigan's Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (2019-2020) and a fellow in Israel Studies at Brandeis University (2015). Casarões has also attended courses at Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals and at Tel Aviv University.