Holds a PhD in Political Science, specialization in International Relations, by Sciences Po (Paris). She received the 2005 Jacques Delors Prize for her research on the European Union and Russia. She was Director of the BA and the MA in International Relations and Deputy Director of the Department of International Relations and Public Administration. She is President of the Section of International Relations of the Portuguese Association of Political Science (APCP).
She collaborated with the Portuguese Embassy in Moscow during the Portuguese Presidency of the EU (2007), trained diplomats from the Persian Gulf countries in Riyadh (2009) and Portuguese diplomats (2016); integrated a diplomatic roundtable in Geneva (2010); appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs to join the jury for diplomatic career access (2015).
She was Auditor of the National Defense Course of the National Defense Institute (IDN), in 2003-2004. She has been a guest lecturer in postgraduate studies at the 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) and the University of Lapland (Finland). From 2007 to 2009, she was a visiting research fellow at the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels.
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
History of International Relations
Theory of International Relations I