Program Area(s): Political Theory; International Relations
Regional Specialization(s): United States; Latin America
THE GLOBAL POLITICS OF CITIZENSHIP: PRODUCING AND PROTECTING THE “DESERVING” SUBJECT
Dissertation Committee: Elizabeth Shakman Hurd (Chair), Ian Hurd, Mary Dietz, Naeem Inayatullah
Global politics of citizenship; international law and migration; critical approaches to
international relations theory; interpretive methodologies in political science.
- "The (un)deserving stateless: the morality of national identity in international law" in ISA 2022, March 2022.
- “Between morality and responsibility: the limits of human rights and the limits of the human” in ISA Human Rights & Foreign Policy 2021, June 2021.
- The limits of deservingness to address limits in law: a TPS story" in CRS & CERLAC 2021
- Virtual Student Conference Recognition, Agency, and Deservingness: (Re)framing Refugee, Black, and Indigenous Movements, February 2021.
- “Climate change, deservingness, and the limits in international law” in ISA Northeast Annual Conference 2020 - Transnationalism in World Politics: Beyond Methodological Nationalism in International Studies, November 2020.
- “(Un)deserving Political Subjects: Entanglements and Detachments and the Limits of International Law” in Millennium: Journal of International Relations. 2020
- Online Conference - Entanglements and Detachments in Global Politics, October 2020.
- “The morality of migration: the national and its others in the United Nations (1945 -
1961)” at the conference Walls and Bridges: Migration and Its Histories, Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, Northwestern University, April 2019.
- “Tráfico de pessoas e demanda: o estereótipo da mulher brasileira e os valores sobre a prostituição” in Primer Congreso Latinoamericano sobre Tráfico y Trata de Personas, Centro de Investigación y Acción en Derechos Humanos y Desarrollo – CIADHUD, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June, 2008.
- 1st New School Political Theory workshop in New York - “Autobiographies as political theory: selfhealing and modern subjectivity in Mill and Nietzsche”, March 2020.
- NU International Relations workshop - “The Brazilian State as Missionary: Differentiating Culture from Religion to Save Race”, November 2018.
- New School’s Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI) – The Relevance of Hannah Arendt - “Storytelling and statelessness: an exploration of the human limit in the writings of Hannah Arendt," June 2018"
- "Lessons learned from ‘Encanto’: Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature teaches us about flaws of U.S. immigration policy", Northwestern Now, 03/28/2022. Available at:
- "Granting temporary protected status to Ukrainians is a start, but it’s not enough", Chicago Tribune, 03/17/2022. Available at:
- “A Conversation about the Politics of Rights within Rights as Weapons” In: Book Symposium: A Discussion on Clifford Bob’s Rights as Weapons. Ethics and International Affairs. Available at:
- “Book review - Keally McBride’s Mr. Mothercountry: the man who made the rule of law” In: Buffet Institute for Global Affairs, Politics of International Law Group. Available at:
- Book Chapter - Tráfico de pessoas: questão das relações internacionais. In: Secretaria Nacional de Justiça. (Org.). I Prêmio Libertas: enfrentamento ao tráfico de pessoas. Brasília: BDJurBiblioteca Digital Jurídica, 2010, p. 263-287.
- “Feeding Agrarian Reform with Food Donations: a Covid-19 Story from Brazil” (2020). Living With Plagues: New Narratives for a World in Distress Impressions and Reflections. Available at:
Honors and Awards
- "Buffet Global Impacts Fellowship, Northwestern University, 2020-2021
- Fellowship for Exchange Program at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) - France, 2019-2020
- Social Science Research Council/Northwestern - Dissertation Development Program, Summer 2018
- The New School - fellowship for participation in the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI) - The Relevance of Hannah Arendt, Summer 2018
- Fellowship from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPQ), 2010-2012
- UNCDC, WTO, Brazilian Ministry of Justice – Third place in the “Primeiro Prêmio Libertas -Enfrentamento ao Tráfico de Pessoas”, 2008"