Patrícia Nabuco Martuscelli

About Me

I have Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. My research interests are family migration, child migration, children involved in armed conflicts, and migration and asylum policies. I was an ZUKOnnect Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz between June and October 2019. I have a BA and an MA in International Relations from the University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil. Between December 2018 and June 2019, I was a Visiting Scholar at the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development (UZH, Switzerland). I was also a Visiting Scholar at the Carolina Population Center (UNC - Chapel Hill, 2017-2018) and at the Rutgers' Childhood Studies Department (2018). I am part of the Research Group “Human Rights and Vulnerabilities” (UNISANTOS, Brazil), of the Research Centre for International Relations (NUPRI/USP), and of the Research Group Nucleus of Research of Environmental Displaced People (NEPDA/UEPB). I have publications in national and international journals like Remhu, Revista Studi Migrazione, Revista Travessia, and Conflict, Security, and Development. In 2016, my MA Thesis (“Constructing a Silence in International Politics: the child soldiers in Colombia”) won the Cátedra Sergio Vieira de Mello Award (UNHCR) for best Ph.D. dissertations and MA thesis. I am currently involved in three research projects: The Family Reunification of Refugees in Brazil, the Migration of Unaccompanied Children to the United States, and The situation of children involved in the Colombian armed conflict.