Natali is a joint PhD student in International Relations with King’s and University of São Paulo (Joint PhD).
She was a Junior Visiting Fellow at the Gender Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland (2021-2022).
She holds a M.Sc. in International Relations from the University of São Paulo (2019), a LL.M. in International and Comparative Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary, University of London (2012), a B.A. in Law from Mackenzie Presbyterian University (São Paulo, 2010), and a B.A. in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (2007).
Natali researches the diplomatic history of women’s rights at the United Nations in the context of the Cold War (1970s).
- US Foreign Policy
- Cold War
- Gender and Women’s History
- International Law
Thesis title: The politics of women’s rights at the United Nations: a transnational diplomatic history of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (1974-1979)
Natali’s research turns to the diplomatic history of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) to understand how power disputes shaped, enhanced, and constrained negotiations. CEDAW was negotiated at the United Nations from 1974 to 1979.
The literature has widely studied how political and power structures profoundly intertwined with the women’s agenda at the United Nations during the 1970s. However, there is an overwhelming silence regarding the drafting history of CEDAW. Focusing on the experience of the United States and conducting extensive multi-archival work, she proposes to identify the main governmental and non-governmental actors involved in the drafting process; understand how they interacted; and discuss how political tensions and power disputes intersected with competing visions of women’s empowerment, shaping the convention, and allowing for liberal feminism to prevail.
Principal supervisor: Barbara Zanchetta
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