Déborah Barros Leal Farias
Déborah BL Farias has a PhD in Political Science (UBC), and is currently a Postdoctoral Working Fellow at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research. An economist by training, she also has a bachelor degree in Law, and a master in International Relations – all from Brazilian institutions. Since 2000, she has worked as a policy analyst and lectured at various universities in Brazil and Canada. Her main areas of interest involve the International Political Economy of rising powers – particularly Brazil, China, and India – and Global Environmental Politics (especially related to renewable energies).