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Dr Aleida Borges

Dr Aleida Borges

  • Academics

Research Associate

Research subject areas

  • Equality
  • Women
  • Equality
  • Politics
  • International development


Aleida Borges leads the Grassroots Women Leaders research stream at the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. She holds a PhD in African Studies and Youth Politics from King’s College London. Her research focuses on grassroots organising and politics, women’s rights, representation and participation, diaspora political participation and youth politics in the Global South (Africa & Latin America). Aleida is a jurist by training, specialising in International Public Law (Human Rights), occasionally consulting as country-expert for Cabo Verde.

She has authored several reports and publications in peer-reviewed edited collections, journals in English and Portuguese and is currently co-editing a volume focusing on the global impact of lockdowns (Routledge) and a special edition for the British Academy Journal on post-colonial Angola. Aleida supervises Masters’ students at King’s on a variety of subjects and has taught modules including Digital Politics, Social and Political Analysis of Emerging Economies, and Digital Research Methods also at King’s.