Sabrina Villenave

Sabrina Villenave


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.

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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Areas of expertise

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


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