Raíssa Vitorio Pereira | Editorial Intern | London
Originally from Brasília, Brazil. Raíssa was rewarded the Santander Taught Master’s Scholarship to complete her M.A. in Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London. Her dissertation examines how discourses of a Brazilian “pacifist nature” were used by the government to reframe military masculinity and argues that Brazilian soldiers are better suited for peacekeeping operations, and consequently, projecting Brazil as a humanitarian leadership.
Raíssa also holds a B.A. in International Relations from Universidade de Brasília. During her degree, she was a member of the Centre for Gender and International Relations Studies (CEGRI) and of the Tutorial Education Program on International Relations (PET-REL), which allowed her to conduct group discussions and research concerning gender and international security. She was also General Coordinator to the International Relations’ Students Union and intern at Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
Her areas of research are gender in international security, men and masculinities in foreign policy, securitization, women’s reproductive rights, and Brazilian and South American politics.