Holds a PhD in Political Science, specialization in International Relations, by Sciences Po (Paris). Jaques Delors prize in 2005 for her research about the European Union and Russia. Head of the MA in International Relations.
Collaborated with the Embassy of Portugal, Moscow, during the Portuguese Presidencies of the EU in 2007 and 2021; trained diplomats from the Persian Gulf countries in Riyadh, 2009, and Portuguese diplomats, since 2016; integrated a diplomatic roundtable in Geneva, 2010; appointed by the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs to join the jury for diplomatic career access, 2015; responsible for the creation and coordination of the executive course for access to the Diplomatic Career, UminhoExec, since 2016; member of the Executive Board of the Portuguese Political Science Association (APCP).
Auditor of the National Defense Course of IDN (2003-2004). Guest lecturer in postgraduate studies: Free University of Brussels (ULB), the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), the University of Economics of Izmir (Turkey), the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), the Jagiellonian University (Poland), the University of Lapland (Finland) and the University of Tartu. Visiting research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels (2007-2009).
Foreign Policy Analysis
Fernandes, S., & Makarychev, A. (2019). Estonia and Portugal in Europe: escaping peripherality, capitalizing on marginality. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 27(4), 394–408. DOI
Fernandes, S., & Makarychev, A. (2019). Studying European margins in the illiberal turn: a spacio-normative approach. Journal of Contemporary European Studies. DOI
Delcour, L., & Fernandes, S. (2016). Visa liberalization processes in the EU’s Eastern neighbourhood: understanding policy outcomes. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 1–20. DOI
Fernandes, S. (2016). EU-Russia relations and norms diffusion: the role of non-state actors. In R. Piet & L. Simão (Eds.), Security in Shared Neighbourhoods - Foreign Policy of Russia Turkey, and the EU (pp. 75–94). London: Palgrave MacMillan. DOI
Makarychev, A., & Fernandes, S. (2009). Security in Europe After August 2008: the EU, Russia and Their 'Common' Neighbourhood. Georgian Institute for Russian Studies. DOI
Advanced Complements of International Relations
Geopolitics and Strategy
History of International Relations
Research Seminar in Political Science and International Relations
Theory of International Relations I