Bernardo Jurema, M.A., is Research Associate and PhD Candidate at the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood”, Freie Universität Berlin. He studied Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Social Sciences at the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. His research interests are comparative politics, security politics and counterinsurgency as well as counterterrorism.
2009-2010: Masters in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
1999-2004: BA studies of Social Sciences at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
Since April 2014: Research Associate and PhD Candidate at the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood”, Freie Universität Berlin, Research Project C3 “Police Building and transnational security fields in Latin America” (Project directors: Prof. Dr. Marianne Braig and Prof. Dr. Markus-Michael Müller)
2011-2013: Researcher at the International Crisis Group, Guatemala City
2011: Media assistant at the International Crisis Group, Brussels
2010: Researcher and free-lancer producer at Al Jazeera English’s global media analysis show, The Listening Post, London
2009-2010: Intern at MP Emiliy Thornberry's constituency office, London
2003-2004: Coordinator of local partnerships of Oregon UIniversity System’s volunteer programme for US students to work in community-based projects, in Recife, Brazil.
2003: Intern at the federal education institution of Joaquim Nabuco Foundation, Recife
2000-2002: Instructor of public school teachers as well as analyst of résumés, in the states of Pernambuco, Ceará and Maranhão, for the Roberto Marinho Foundation
2000: Translator at the ITECI – Institute of Computer Science Technology
English, French, Spanish (fluent); Portuguese (first language); German (basic skills)
Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism
Theories of Democracy, Media and Democracy
Regional Integration (Mercosur)
History and current evolution of the Brazilian and US-American foreign policy
Latin America (with special regard to Brazil and Guatemala)
On the Path of Democratic Consolidation: Expanding the Demos in Third Wave Democracies – The Cases of Turkey and Brazil. Konferenzpapier für die 6. ECPR General Conference University of Iceland (2011).