Associate Professor at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Department of International Relations.


PhD (2005, ISCTE) and Master (1998, ISCTE) in African Studies, graduated in Sociology (1992, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa). She concluded Post Doctoral research program (2011, ISCTE) in the scientific area of African Studies. 


In the International Relations degree she teaches "Contemporary World", "Environment and International Relations" and "International Cooperation", and also collaborates in "Transnational Social Dynamics" and “Methodology Seminary” (Master in International Relations), “Seminar on Methods of Scientific Research” (Master in Studies of peace and war) and "Research Seminar" (PhD in International Relations: Geopolitics and Geoeconomics).


Since 2010, she is a member of the editorial board of, e-journal of International Relations, as deputy director, as well as OBSERVARE, Observatory of Foreign Affairs, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, coordinating the research line "Economic Spaces and Resource Management".


She is Member of the Scientific Council of Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.


She collaborated with other institutions of higher education, especially the Universidade da Beira Interior (2017), Universidade de Évora (2011) and Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (2005).


Prof. Brigida Rocha Brito collaborates with NGOs as external consultant in the areas of previous diagnosis, mid-term and final evaluations of development cooperation projects funded by the European Union (Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr, Associação Portuguesa de Educação Ambiental, Mar, Ambiente e Pesca Artesanal, Acção para o Desenvolvimento, Artissal) in Portugal, Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe, in international actions for socio-environmental intervention (environmental education, food safety, access to drinking water and tourism).


At the same time, she collaborated in development cooperation activities with international organizations and in bilateral cooperation programs, such as: a) the International Labor Organization (ILO / ILO, STEP-Portugal Program, IT Learning Center and of Resources for Social Inclusion, CIARIS), as content specialist in distance learning courses for Mozambique and Cape Verde; b) partnership between the World Bank Group and the Ministry of Finance of Sao Tome and Principe, Program for Social Sectors Support; c) International Organization for Migration, Portugal's mission, in the projects "Awareness Raising and Information Strategy for People In Need of International Protection"; "Program of Return and Reintegration of Qualified African Nationals 1995-99"; "Migration and Economy: Towards an Optimization of the Economic Value of Migrant Women in the Member States of the European Union"; d) training of social workers, cooperation between the Cooperation Department of Portuguese Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Public Administration of Sao Tome and Principe.


She participated in numerous national and international scientific meetings, as well as in the organization of thematic scientific events. She published articles, texts in proceedings of scientific events, books and chapters.


She was researcher at Center for African Studies (1999-2011), co-coordinating the research line on International Development and Cooperation and coordinating international and interdisciplinary research team in a project funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).




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