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United Kingdom
University of Liverpool
Latin America, Brazil, Chile, foreign policy, international relations, environmental policy, human rights, democracy, solidarity campaigns.
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Marieke Riethof has a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Amsterdam and is a lecturer in Latin American Politics at the University of Liverpool. Before coming to Liverpool, she was a lecturer in international political economy at the University of Warwick and a visiting PhD student at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. Her past research focused on political strategies of the labour movement in Brazil, including the Latin American regional context. Her new research projects focus on Brazilian foreign policy in the context of international relations in Latin America. The project examines traditional as well as non-traditional areas of foreign policy, including environmental politics, climate change, democracy and human rights. Her second project examines the role of transnational solidarity movements and exile in the opposition to military dictatorship in Chile.

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For Marieke’s views on the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, see

In May 2011, she appeared as an expert witness at the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into UK-Brazil relations. The full report and transcripts can be found on the House of Commons website. A short interview she gave about UK-Brazil relations can be found on World Politics Review. For an analysis of Brazil’s international climate change policy during COP21 in Paris, see her article for the Conversation: Brazil fiddles in Paris while the Amazon burns.

She has also given media interviews on various aspects of Latin American politics, including Brazilian politics, the role of female politicians and elections in Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Venezuela for BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Business News Radio (the Netherlands). Her interview with BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour on the rise of female politicians in Latin America can be found here: Has there been a change in the political landscape of Latin America?.

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