Editorial Team

Editor Cláudia Araújo (Portugal) is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Nova University of Lisbon. She has a masters on Migration, Inter-Ethnicities and Transnationalism by the same institution and two honours degrees (Languages, Literatures and Cultures by the Humanities Faculty of the University of Lisbon and Tourism Management by the Viana do Castelo Polytechnic Institute). She collaborates with several research projects at different institutions mainly focusing on the relation between civil society and democratization. She has participated in a wide range of academic events and has had her work published in academic magazines. E-mail: araujoclaudia9@gmail.com; academic profile: academia.edu

Senior Editor Ana Magdalena Figueroa (El Salvador) from San Salvador is a post-doctoral fellow at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning in São Paulo, Brazil. She received a PhD in International Relations from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2018, and a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Chosun University, South Korea, in 2012. She has work experience in the private sector, government, and in NGOs. Besides serving as Senior Editor of Politikon, she is Director of the North America Geopolitical Area at journal Il Geopolitico, based in Rome, Italy. Specialist in topics such as International Migration, Latin American Studies, African Studies, International Political Economy, Social Movements, and Human Development. Academic profiles: academia.edu, researchgate.net, latters.cnpq.br (Curriculo Lattes, Brazil).

Editor Jesslene Lee (Singapore) is a teaching fellow at the Department of Political Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She will pursue a Masters degree at NUS in fall 2020. Her research interests include International Relations and International Political Economy, with an emphasis on the impact of rising powers on international economic governance. She has a regional focus in East Asia and has proficiency in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Her current projects revolve around the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Belt and Road Initiative. Profile: www.jesslenelee.com.

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Rafael Plancarte Escobar (Mexico) received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. He was accepted to a postdoctoral stay in the Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento starting in August 2020, in the City of Sao Paulo. Since 2012, he has been a professor of social sciences at the Autonomous University of Querétaro. His lines of research revolve around collective action processes, social theory, and the problems of democratization. He was a National Counselor for the Mexican Youth Institute (Imjuve) for the 2018-2020 period. In 2016, he received the "State of Querétaro Youth Prize" in recognition for his outstanding academic career. In 2019, he coordinated the Leonardo Morlino Lecture Series at the Autonomous University of Querétaro. Profile: linkedin.com.

Editor Dana Rice (Australia) is pursuing an Honours degree in International Relations at the University of Tasmania and the European University at Saint Petersburg. Her Honours thesis will focus on Central Asia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative. In 2017, she presented a paper on the same topic at the IPSA World Congress in Brisbane. Besides her involvement in IAPSS, Dana has also interned for the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Tasmania and was awarded the 2017 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Prize. E-mail: dana.rice@utas.edu.au

Senior Editor Emmanuelle Rousseau (France) is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the Université de Montréal in Canada. Her research focuses on international organizations – especially the OSCE – and Russia-Europe relations and the post-Soviet space. Her thesis will focus on the everyday contestation practices at the OSCE. She received a Master’s degree in International Relations Governance at Science po Toulouse (France), a Bachelor in Russian Studies at the Université Toulouse II (France) and a Bachelor in Law at the University of Angers (France). In 2018-2019 she was an exchange student at Tyumen State University (Russia). She was a OSCE Researcher-in-Residence in Prague in spring 2018, where she conducted archival work for her Master’s thesis on Russian contestation modalities at the OSCE. In 2017, she interned for the Russian International Affairs Council in Moscow (Russia) and the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (Germany). Profile: linkedin.com.

Editor-in-Chief Max Steuer (Slovakia) holds a PhD in Political Science from the Comenius University in Bratislava, a first degree in Law from the same university as well as an MA in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University in Budapest. Currently a research fellow at the Department of Political Science of Comenius University and an LL.M. candidate at the University of Cambridge, his experience includes cooperation with several civil society organizations and participation at international projects alongside research stays in the USA (Fulbright scholarship, Washington State University), UK (University of Oxford), Sweden (Örebro University), and Germany (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, European University Viadrina). He holds memberships in several academic associations in political science and public law and his publications, some of which are the results of participation in international research projects, include several book chapters, journal articles and policy reports focusing mainly on constitutional adjudication in Central Europe, constitutionalism in the EU and freedom of expression. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of IAPSS Politikon since June 2018. Academic profiles: academia.edu, scholar.google.com, researchgate.net.

Senior Editor Gergana Tzvetkova (Bulgaria) is currently an Analyst at the Center for the Study of Democracy in Sofia, Bulgaria. She received her PhD in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies,  Institute of Law, Politics and Development (DIRPOLIS). She graduated from the American University in Bulgaria with a double major in Political Science-International Relations and History. She holds a joint Master of Arts degree from the University of Bologna and University of Sarajevo. Gergana has interdisciplinary academic background and her research interests include international relations, foreign policy analysis, international norms, human rights and transatlantic relations. She chaired the IAPSS Research Committee on International Relations Theory from March 2015 to June 2017. Academic profiles: linkedin.com, researchgate.net.

Editorial Assistants: Andressa Liegi Vieira Costa (Brazil), Andrew Devine (USA), Caroline Dufour (France), Julia Jakus (USA), David Keseberg (Germany), Spyridon Parthenis (Greece), Sarah Kassim de Camargo Penteado (Brazil), Tobias Scholz (Germany), Kamila Suchomel (Czech Republic / USA), Bruna Veríssimo (Brazil)

(Last updated: 1 July 2020)