Marco Vieira

Marco Vieira

Colleges, School and Institutes


PhD in International Relations (Department of International Relations, LSE)

MA in International Relations (Institute of International Relations, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)

BA in Social Sciences (Department of Sociology and Politics, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)


Dr. Vieira joined POLSIS in January 2010 having previously taught international relations at LSE, King’s College and SOAS. His research focuses on the rising influence and identity of postcolonial Southern powers, with a particular interest in the case of Brazil. He has researched and written about their growing impact on global governance and politics through new models of South-South political cooperation. Dr. Vieira is also interested, and has contributed to, theoretical debates on ontological security in International Relations theory. He has published various peer-reviewed articles in internationally recognised academic journals, such as Journal of International Relations and DevelopmentMillennium, Review of International StudiesForeign Policy AnalysisInternational Studies ReviewEnvironmental PoliticsGlobal GovernanceGlobal Society, among others. He is the co-author of the book 'The South in World Politics'.

Research interests

South-South Relations / Institutions;

The Reform of Global Governance Structures;

International Relations Theory;

Foreign policy of Emerging States (especially Brazil);

Regional politics in South America

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Dr Vieira’s research interests include:

South-South relations/institutions
The reform of global governance structures
The global politics of HIV/AIDS and climate change
International relations theory
International security
Foreign policy of emerging states
Regional politics in South America and Southern Africa