Rafael Mesquita


Rafael Mesquita

  • Kurzer Lebenslauf

    • Since 09/2022: Associate with the GIGA
    • Since 02/2019: Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco

    • 10/2018 – 11/2018: Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Pernambuco

    • 02/2013 – 01/2019: Graduate scholarship holder CNPq/CAPES


    • 2018: PhD in Political Science/International Relations (Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE)
      Visiting Doctoral Student at the GIGA Institute and at the Latin American Centre (LAC) in Oxford

    • 2015: Masters in Political Science/International Relations (Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE)

    • 2012: Major in Business Administration (University of Pernambuco – UPE)

    • 2011: Major in Social Communication (Journalism) 2011 (Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE)
      Undergraduate exchange programme at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po Paris)

    Aktuelle Forschung

    • Brazilian foreign policy
    • International organisations and multilateralism
    • Quantitative methods

    Rafael Mesquita



    Kapitel in Sammelband | 05.2023

    Wavering or Privileged Cooperation? Portugal and Lusophone Africa at the UN General Assembly

    This chapter evaluates claims of pre-established international affinity as a proxy product of a shared decolonization legacy and highlights key intricacies of Lusophone political cooperation in the international domain.

    Pedro Nuno Alves Vidal Seabra

    Ehemals Visiting Fellow

    International Studies Review | 03.2023

    What Are UN General Assembly Resolutions for? Four Views on Parliamentary Diplomacy

    The authors of this article propose a novel theoretical typology to organize prevailing views on the role of UNGA resolutions.

    Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies | 2023

    Ideology or indifference? Comparing the Effects of Ideological Cohesion and Great Power Involvement in Latin American Regionalism

    Given the sharp electoral swings in Latin America in the last twenty years and ensuing effects on regional cooperation, current literature has emphasized the importance of presidential ideology for regional institutionalization in this part of the world.

    Estudios Internacionales | 2023

    ¿Uniéndose al Club? Comparación del Énfasis en el Norte y el Sur Global en la Diplomacia de Cumbres de Sudáfrica, Brasil, China e India (1998-2019)

    The authors of this article monitored the presidential diplomacy of South Africa, Brazil, China and India between 1998 and 2019.


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