She holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1994). She is currently an associate professor at the Institute of International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). He has experience in the field of International Relations, with an emphasis on International Security, working mainly on the following topics: International Politics, International Organizations, International Security, International Relations of Latin America and Brazilian Foreign Policy. She has been a Scientist of Our State at Faperj since 2012 and a CNPq productivity fellow. She is the author of “International Organizations: Histories and Practices” (co-authored with Andréa Ribeiro Hoffman and Jana Tabak) (Rio de Janeiro: Elsevier, 2004); “Ecuador vs. Peru: Peacemaking Amid Rivalry” (co-authored with João Pontes Nogueira) (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2002); and “The Organization of American States (OAS): Global Governance Away from the Media” (London: Routledge, 2010). She has published several book chapters by international publishers and articles in journals in Brazil and abroad. She is currently involved in research on the flow of weapons in Latin America, regional governance and Brazilian international security policy. It has a wide network of international cooperation for the study and research in the area of international relations.