• Anthony W. Pereira is the Director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Centre at Florida International University and a Visiting Professor in the School of Global Affairs at King’s College London. From 2010 to 2020 he was the founding director of the Brazil Institute at King’s. Professor Pereira has a B.A. in Politics from Sussex University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University. He has held positions at the New School for Social Research, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Tulane University and the University of East Anglia. Professor Pereira has also been a visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at the Federal University of Pernambuco and at the Institute of International Relations at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. He has been a Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays fellow and received grants from, amongst other funders, FAPESP, the São Paulo research council, the British Academy, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Organization of American States. His books include Right-Wing Populism in Latin America and Beyond (Routledge, 2023); Modern Brazil: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2020); (with Jeff Garmany) Understanding Contemporary Brazil (Routledge, 2018); and Political Injustice: Authoritarianism and the Rule of Law in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005). His articles have appeared in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Latin American Research Review, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Rising Powers Quarterly, the Bulletin of Latin American Research and the Journal of Latin American Studies.

research interests

  • Comparative politics; democracy and authoritarianism; political regimes and regime change; military rule; citizenship and human rights; new institutions of accountability in Brazilian public security; Brazil's political, economic, and social transformation in the 20th and early 21st century; international relations in Latin America and Brazilian foreign policy.

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full name

  • Anthony Pereira