Marieke Riethof, Ph.D.

mriethof@liverpool.ac.uk

University of Liverpool

Country: United Kingdom (England)

About Me:

I was educated at the Universities of Amsterdam, Sussex and St. Antony's College, Oxford. I completed my PhD at the University of Amsterdam in Political Science and International Relations with a focus on Latin American Politics. Before coming to Liverpool, I was a lecturer in international political economy at the University of Warwick and a lecturer in international relations at the University of Amsterdam. My research has focused on political strategies of the labour movement in Brazil, including the Latin American regional context. 

My latest book is entitled Labour Mobilization, Politics and Globalization in Brazil: Between Militancy and Moderation. My new research focuses 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. Another project examines the role of transnational solidarity movements and exile in the opposition to military dictatorship in Chile.

An overview of my publications can be found here.

My articles and interviews on Brazilian and Latin American politics have appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Business News Radio (the Netherlands), and in the Independent, Newsweek, Daily Mail online, the Conversation, Business Insider, Christian Science Monitor, International Peace Institute/Global Observatory, Latin American Science.org, World Weekly, Brasil Observer, Brasil 247, Diário do Centro do Mundo (Brazil).

Research Interests

Latin American And Caribbean Politics

Energy And Climate Policy

Human Rights

Class, Inequality, and Labor Politics

Foreign Policy

Refugees

Specific Areas of Interest

Human Rights

Social Movements

Democracy

Cold War History

Foreign Policy Analysis

Labor

Countries of Interest

Brazil

Chile

Argentina

My Research:

My research has focused on political strategies of the labour movement in Brazil, including the Latin American regional context. My latest book is entitled Labour Mobilization, Politics and Globalization in Brazil: Between Militancy and Moderation. My new research focuses 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. Another project examines the role of transnational solidarity movements and exile in the opposition to military dictatorship in Chile.

Media Appearances:

TV Appearances:

(2018) France24

Interview on the presidential elections in Brazil.