Oliver Stuenkel is an associate professor at the School of International Relations at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo, Brazil. He is also a nonresident scholar affiliated with the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a columnist for Americas Quarterly (AQ) and Estadão. His research focuses on Latin American politics and foreign policy, as well as China’s and the United States’ role in Latin America.
Stuenkel is the author of IBSA: Rise of the Global South (Routlege, 2014), BRICS and the Future of Global Order (Lexington, 2015) and Post-Western World (Polity, 2016), the two latter of which have been translated into Chinese and Portuguese.
His other publications include Argentina, Brazil and Chile and democracy defence in Latin America: principled calculation (International Affairs, co-authored with A. Feldmann and F. Merke), Rising Powers and the Future of Democracy Promotion (Third World Quarterly), Emerging Powers and Status: The Case of the First BRICs Summit (Asian Perspective) and The Financial Crisis, Contested Legitimacy and the Genesis of intra-BRICS cooperation (Global Governance). Aside from his academic research, he has written op-eds for newspapers and magazines, including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, New York Times, and the Financial Times.
From 2016 to 2019, he directed an oral history research project that records in-depth interviews with former Latin American presidents, foreign ministers, and leading diplomats.
Oliver holds a B.A. from the Universidad de Valencia in Spain, a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a PhD in political science from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany.