Associate professor at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL) and member of the OBSERVARE research center. Coordinator of the Masters program at the Department of International Relations at UAL, member of the Pedagogical and Scientific Councils at UAL and deputy director of the scientific journal JANUS.NET, e-journal of International Relations. Previously, he was deputy director of OBSERVARE.
PhD in International Relations and Political Science from the International Institute of Social Sciences at Erasmus University of Rotterdam (ISS-EUR), The Netherlands, Master in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, UK and degree in Management from the University Institute of Lisbon (IUL).
During his PhD he was a member of the School of Research on Peace and Conflict in Norway organized by the University of Oslo (UiO), the Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO) and the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU). He has a diploma of advanced studies in African Studies from the Center for African Studies (CEA) of the University Institute of Lisbon (IUL).
Previously, he worked as a researcher at the Centro de Estudos Africanos (CEA) at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (IUL) in Portugal, at United Nations agencies in Timor-Leste and Guyana and as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Portugal.
His research is in the field of International Security Studies developed with a multidisciplinary approach using mixed research methods. His topics of interest are civil wars and other forms of political violence, the “resource curse”, external interventions and international organizations with a security mandate. He has publications on the African region, the Horn of Africa, Angola, Somalia, the United Nations and the African Union.