Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD Universitarian Research Institute of Rio de Janeiro, Candido Mendes University, Brazil
Research Areas: Human Rights; Transitional Justice; Political Theory; Brazilian Political Thought
Cristina Buarque de Hollanda is a Research Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science at NYUAD and Associate Professor of Political Science at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Her research focuses on the interplay between Human Rights, Transitional Justice, and how societies produce, negotiate and dispute their collective memories of past authoritarian regimes, with a recent emphasis on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and amnesty laws in the Global South. She approaches these themes using different methodologies, including comparative politics, extensive interviews with past and present state actors, stakeholders and activists, archival research, and international fieldwork (South Africa, East Timor, Argentina, Northern Ireland), beyond extensive fieldwork in her home country of Brazil.
Her research has been variously funded by the Research Foundation of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ), the CAPES foundation (Brazil) and the Ford Foundation.
She received her MA and PhD degrees in Political Science from the University Research Institute of Rio de Janeiro and her BA in Social Science from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).