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Joana Castro Pereira is Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, Portugal.

Her research interests include the political economy of Amazonian deforestation, the politics of climate change in Latin America, sustainability transformations, and international relations in the Anthropocene. Pereira’s work has appeared in leading journals in the field.

She is co-author of Building Capabilities for Earth System Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2024) and Climate Change and Biodiversity Governance in the Amazon (Routledge, 2022), shortlisted for the ‘Susan Strange Best Book Prize 2022’ from the British International Studies Association (BISA). She is also co-editor of the special issue ‘Animals in International Relations’ (International Relations, 2023) and of the volume Non-Human Nature in World Politics (Springer, 2020).

Pereira has collaborated with the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), the EU-LAC Foundation, and the Global Challenges Foundation.

Amazon; climate change; biodiversity; deforestation; international relations; Anthropocene

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