Sabrina Villenave

Sabrina Villenave


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Personal profile


My research interest focuses on Critical Security Studies and its late critique on race and racialization. I'm interested in postcolonial and decolonial critiques of International Relations, and in the legacies of African Slave Trade organized by the Portuguese Empire. My current research interest is on the state distribution of violence in terms of race and gender.


Before doing my PhD at the University of Manchester, I have done my master degree at Puc-Rio in Brazil and spent a few month in Paris taking part of an exchange program at Sciences Po. 


I have taught at the University of Liverpool, Leicester and MMU - at International politics courses and supervised MA students at the University of Sheffield on Global Journalism.

At the moment, I'm teaching at the University of Manchester on undergrad and MA modules in International Relations.

Office hours

Tuesdays 15:00 to 16:00 | Fridays 14:30 to 15:30

Appointments are 15 minutes long and must be booked via SOHOL

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

I'm currently a member of International Studies Association, British International Studies Association and SPIN - Secrecy, Power, and Ignorance research network.

Areas of expertise

  • JZ International relations
  • F1201 Latin America (General)
  • JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration