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Dr Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho, SFHEA

Dr Vinicius de Carvalho SFHEA

Reader in Brazilian and Latin American Studies

Research interests

  • Conflict
  • Culture
  • History
  • Security

Biography

Dr Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho was born in Barra Mansa, Brazil. He received his PhD from the University of Passau, Germany, and his undergraduate and MA degrees from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

He joined King’s in 2014 and before he was Associate Professor for Brazilian Studies at Aarhus University (2008-2014), Denmark, where he was also Director of the Latin American Centre (2012-2014).  Vinicius was a Lieutenant in the Brazilian Army (2007-2008), serving in the Military Technical Corps.

At King’s, Vinicius is Vice Dean (International) for the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, and between 2020 and 2022, he was director of King’s Brazil Institute. At the War Studies Department, he is the Convener of the MA in Strategic Communications and teaches UG modules on Latin America issues.

Vinicius is the Circle U. Academic Chair Programme Coordinator. He has played an active role contributing to the field of Brazilian studies, founding and editing Brasiliana – Journal for Brazilian Studies and as Editor of the Anthem Brazilian Studies Series.

In 2022, Vinicius created the Observatory of Democracy in Latin America (KODLA). He is also an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Strategic Studies of the Brazilian Navy. Parallel to his academic career,  Vinicius is a music conductor and currently directs the King’s Brazil Ensemble.

Research

  • Brazilian and Latin American Studies
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Peacekeeping Operations
  • Strategy
  • Strategic Communications
  • Brazilian Music, Literature and Culture

In the field of Brazilian Studies,  Vinicius's research and publications are a reference within the field, covering a diverse range of areas including literature, music, religion, history, international relations and defence and security.

In the fields of defence and security,  Vinicius specialises in Latin American and Brazilian Armed Forces, with reference to historical and contemporary issues. In his research and teaching, he covers aspects such as Brazilian participation in United Nations Peace Operations; civil-military relations; the role of the armed forces in police tasks; strategic communications; strategic thinking from a Latin American perspective and the relationship between the arts, music and conflict.

Teaching

  • 6SSW3012 – Security and International Relations in Latin America: From independence to the present days
  • 7SSWN087 Strategic Communication: Theories & Concepts
  • 7SSWN004 Applied Strategic Communications

PhD supervision

See Vinicius's research students

Further details

See Vinicius' research profile

    Research

    twisted gun promo
    Conflict, Security & Development Research Group

    CSDRG undertakes a wide range of research, policy, advisory, and teaching activities related to conflict, security and development.

    Hero strat comms
    King's Centre for Strategic Communication

    KCSC aims to be the leading global centre of expertise on strategic communications.

    ESRChero
    Environmental Security research group

    The Environmental Security research group brings together scholars from the security community and scholars working on issues of environmental security.

    Unnamed Road Emburá, São Paulo
    Environment, Energy & Sustainability

    This research group focuses on Brazil’s contributions to global environmental and energy policies.

    KBI Praça da Liberdade, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Diplomacy, security and defence

    This research group asks how the Brazilian state manages its geopolitical situation, to craft its security, defence and foreign policies.

    KBI Cathedral of Brasília, Brazil
    Culture, society and identities

    This research group analyses Brazilian culture and how class, regional, gender, racial and ethnic identities are expressed

    Arts&ConPROMO
    Arts & Conflict Hub

    The Arts & Conflicts hub uses artistic mediums to communicate, teach and research the complexities of conflict

    GACS Research Group Picture
    Global (Anti)corruption Studies research group

    A research group examining corruption and anticorruption in the Global South.

    climate change hero
    Climate researchers at King’s

    King's researchers working across climate and sustainability

    King's Water Centre Web Banner
    King's Water Centre

    Researching water, environment and development. Our centre spans the humanities, social, and physical sciences to explore the challenges of water governance from global to local scales.

    News

    Body-worn cameras could strengthen democracy in Latin America

    New policy brief recommends governments and police forces in Latin America adopt body-worn cameras to restore public trust, accountability and strengthen...

    KODLA Policy Brief 2023

    Education once again a top priority in Brazil, minister tells King's event

    The Brazilian Minister of Education was among guests speaking on education at a recent seminar at King’s.

    Writing tablet chairs set up in exam style

    New director of King's Brazil Institute announced

    Dr Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos has been announced as the new director and will be joining King’s in April.

    Dr Vinicius de Carvalho and  Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos

    Brazilian Democracy at Risk

    Ahead of the upcoming elections in Brazil, the Letter to Brazilians was written and has now been signed by over 810.000 people in Brazil. The Transnational...

    In support of Democracy in Brazil

    TLI and the Campaign to Defend Democracy in Brazil

    The resounding call from Brazil, "democratic rule of law always", was heard loud and clear in King's College London when Professor Octavio Ferraz read the...

    Brazil Mass Rally for Democracy

    Centre for Mexican Studies, UNAM-UK, strengthens links with King's Brazil Institute

    The Centre, housed at King’s since 2015, has been incorporated into the School of Global Affairs and affiliated to the Brazil Institute, reinforcing the...

    Announcement

    King's Brazil Institute announced as External Observer for REBRAPAZ

    The King's Brazil Institute is to be an External Observer of the Brazilian Research Network on Peace Operations (REBRAPAZ) and its Director, Dr Vinicius...

    REBRAPAZ logo

    Kings Brazil Institute enters into new partnership with Problemas Brasileiros magazine

    The Brazil Institute’s staff and students will author an article for publication in each edition of the well-respected Brazilian magazine, beginning this...

    Brazil Institute with Problemas Brasileiros

    Introducing a new Director for the King's Brazil Institute

    The Brazil Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Director, Dr Vinicius de Carvalho

    Dr Vinicius de Carvalho and Professor Anthony Pereira

    Brazil Institute awarded 2018 Order of Cultural Merit in Brazil

    The King's Brazil Institute has been awarded a knight's status of the Order of Cultural Merit by the Government of Brazil – the only European institute to...

    Brazil Institute awarded 2018 Order of Cultural Merit in Brazil

    Events

    22NovBrazil Navy

    Chief of Naval Staff of the Brazilian Navy Lecture: Brazilian Navy Challenges and Perspectives

    Chief of Naval Staff of the Brazilian Navy Lecture: Brazilian Navy Challenges and Perspectives

    Please note: this event has passed.

    23NovBrazil map

    'Brazil is back: lessons learned and Brazil’s prospects in foreign affairs' with Brazilian Ambassador Antonio Patriota

    Lecture with Brazilian Ambassador Antonio Patriota and with Professor Octavio Ferraz and Dr Vinicius de Carvalho as discussants

    Please note: this event has passed.

    16FebEuropePng

    The Demise of the Global Market Economy and the Rise of a two-sphere World

    Are we seeing the demise of the global market economy?

    Please note: this event has passed.

    28SepMexico flag

    An extraordinary story of long-term homicide decline: Mexico in the 20th century

    Raúl Zepeda Gil explains how Mexico has undergone a long process of pacification.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    09MarExteriores_CartazA2_SCREEN_2

    Exteriores - Documentary Screening on Brazilian Women in Diplomacy

    As part of International Women's Day, the King’s Brazil Institute, in cooperation with the Brazilian Consulate General in London, will screen the documentary...

    Please note: this event has passed.

    08FebBook cover Carlo Patti resized 780 440

    Book launch: Brazil in the Global Nuclear Order, 1945-2018

    Join this online event to launch a new publication by Carlo Patti.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    14FebBrazil week 2022

    Opening ceremony of Brazil week 2022: Concert of King’s Brazil ensemble

    This ceremony will consist of a brief presentation about Brazil Institute activities in 2021 and the plans for 2022.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    18FebBrazil week 2022

    The BBC Brazilian section and the Latin American service: entertainment, propaganda and cosmopolitan intellectuals in the mid-20th century

    This panel will explore the role BBC and Latin American Service played in broadcasting news and propaganda across Latin America.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    15OctIndian ocean island

    Thinnai fête: book launch of Ari Gautier’s Nocturne Pondichéry and The Thinnai

    A book launch of Ari Gautier's new short story collection and second novel’s English translation, with panel discussion and Q&A.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    29JanBrazil week 2021

    Launching the Anthem Brazilian Studies Series and its first publications

    The launch of the first publications of the Anthem Brazilian Studies Series.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    Features

    Villavicencio's assassination is an attack on democracy in Latin America

    Fernando Villavicencio, one of the presidential candidates in Ecuador, has been killed at a campaign rally ahead of the upcoming election. Dr Vinicius de...

    Ecuador

    COP26: challenges, goals and actions from a Brazilian perspective

    Dr Vinicius de Carvalho, Daniel Alves, Victor Pereira and Sebastián Ronderos outline why time is almost running out for action and share contributions from a...

    chopped wood

    The Integrated Review: a Brazilian perspective

    Dr Vinicius de Carvalho and Dr Joe Devanny

    HERO IR Essay 1800x500

    Politics and Civil-Military Relations: Where next for Brazil under Bolsonaro?

    A review on Brazil’s national politics and civil-military relations during an already tumultuous time

    brazil flag

    The Amazon won't be saved by romantic notions

    Dr Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho, Senior Lecturer in the King’s Brazil Institute and War Studies Department discusses the importance and complexities of the...

    Amazon rainforest

    The Amazing Amazon

    War Studies PhD student Maritza Padilla Bueno recalls her trip to Brazil with fellow War Studies students and academics.

    Brazil_photo5

      Research

      twisted gun promo
      Conflict, Security & Development Research Group

      CSDRG undertakes a wide range of research, policy, advisory, and teaching activities related to conflict, security and development.

      Hero strat comms
      King's Centre for Strategic Communication

      KCSC aims to be the leading global centre of expertise on strategic communications.

      ESRChero
      Environmental Security research group

      The Environmental Security research group brings together scholars from the security community and scholars working on issues of environmental security.

      Unnamed Road Emburá, São Paulo
      Environment, Energy & Sustainability

      This research group focuses on Brazil’s contributions to global environmental and energy policies.

      KBI Praça da Liberdade, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
      Diplomacy, security and defence

      This research group asks how the Brazilian state manages its geopolitical situation, to craft its security, defence and foreign policies.

      KBI Cathedral of Brasília, Brazil
      Culture, society and identities

      This research group analyses Brazilian culture and how class, regional, gender, racial and ethnic identities are expressed

      Arts&ConPROMO
      Arts & Conflict Hub

      The Arts & Conflicts hub uses artistic mediums to communicate, teach and research the complexities of conflict

      GACS Research Group Picture
      Global (Anti)corruption Studies research group

      A research group examining corruption and anticorruption in the Global South.

      climate change hero
      Climate researchers at King’s

      King's researchers working across climate and sustainability

      King's Water Centre Web Banner
      King's Water Centre

      Researching water, environment and development. Our centre spans the humanities, social, and physical sciences to explore the challenges of water governance from global to local scales.

      News

      Body-worn cameras could strengthen democracy in Latin America

      New policy brief recommends governments and police forces in Latin America adopt body-worn cameras to restore public trust, accountability and strengthen...

      KODLA Policy Brief 2023

      Education once again a top priority in Brazil, minister tells King's event

      The Brazilian Minister of Education was among guests speaking on education at a recent seminar at King’s.

      Writing tablet chairs set up in exam style

      New director of King's Brazil Institute announced

      Dr Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos has been announced as the new director and will be joining King’s in April.

      Dr Vinicius de Carvalho and  Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos

      Brazilian Democracy at Risk

      Ahead of the upcoming elections in Brazil, the Letter to Brazilians was written and has now been signed by over 810.000 people in Brazil. The Transnational...

      In support of Democracy in Brazil

      TLI and the Campaign to Defend Democracy in Brazil

      The resounding call from Brazil, "democratic rule of law always", was heard loud and clear in King's College London when Professor Octavio Ferraz read the...

      Brazil Mass Rally for Democracy

      Centre for Mexican Studies, UNAM-UK, strengthens links with King's Brazil Institute

      The Centre, housed at King’s since 2015, has been incorporated into the School of Global Affairs and affiliated to the Brazil Institute, reinforcing the...

      Announcement

      King's Brazil Institute announced as External Observer for REBRAPAZ

      The King's Brazil Institute is to be an External Observer of the Brazilian Research Network on Peace Operations (REBRAPAZ) and its Director, Dr Vinicius...

      REBRAPAZ logo

      Kings Brazil Institute enters into new partnership with Problemas Brasileiros magazine

      The Brazil Institute’s staff and students will author an article for publication in each edition of the well-respected Brazilian magazine, beginning this...

      Brazil Institute with Problemas Brasileiros

      Introducing a new Director for the King's Brazil Institute

      The Brazil Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Director, Dr Vinicius de Carvalho

      Dr Vinicius de Carvalho and Professor Anthony Pereira

      Brazil Institute awarded 2018 Order of Cultural Merit in Brazil

      The King's Brazil Institute has been awarded a knight's status of the Order of Cultural Merit by the Government of Brazil – the only European institute to...

      Brazil Institute awarded 2018 Order of Cultural Merit in Brazil

      Events

      22NovBrazil Navy

      Chief of Naval Staff of the Brazilian Navy Lecture: Brazilian Navy Challenges and Perspectives

      Chief of Naval Staff of the Brazilian Navy Lecture: Brazilian Navy Challenges and Perspectives

      Please note: this event has passed.

      23NovBrazil map

      'Brazil is back: lessons learned and Brazil’s prospects in foreign affairs' with Brazilian Ambassador Antonio Patriota

      Lecture with Brazilian Ambassador Antonio Patriota and with Professor Octavio Ferraz and Dr Vinicius de Carvalho as discussants

      Please note: this event has passed.

      16FebEuropePng

      The Demise of the Global Market Economy and the Rise of a two-sphere World

      Are we seeing the demise of the global market economy?

      Please note: this event has passed.

      28SepMexico flag

      An extraordinary story of long-term homicide decline: Mexico in the 20th century

      Raúl Zepeda Gil explains how Mexico has undergone a long process of pacification.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      09MarExteriores_CartazA2_SCREEN_2

      Exteriores - Documentary Screening on Brazilian Women in Diplomacy

      As part of International Women's Day, the King’s Brazil Institute, in cooperation with the Brazilian Consulate General in London, will screen the documentary...

      Please note: this event has passed.

      08FebBook cover Carlo Patti resized 780 440

      Book launch: Brazil in the Global Nuclear Order, 1945-2018

      Join this online event to launch a new publication by Carlo Patti.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      14FebBrazil week 2022

      Opening ceremony of Brazil week 2022: Concert of King’s Brazil ensemble

      This ceremony will consist of a brief presentation about Brazil Institute activities in 2021 and the plans for 2022.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      18FebBrazil week 2022

      The BBC Brazilian section and the Latin American service: entertainment, propaganda and cosmopolitan intellectuals in the mid-20th century

      This panel will explore the role BBC and Latin American Service played in broadcasting news and propaganda across Latin America.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      15OctIndian ocean island

      Thinnai fête: book launch of Ari Gautier’s Nocturne Pondichéry and The Thinnai

      A book launch of Ari Gautier's new short story collection and second novel’s English translation, with panel discussion and Q&A.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      29JanBrazil week 2021

      Launching the Anthem Brazilian Studies Series and its first publications

      The launch of the first publications of the Anthem Brazilian Studies Series.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      Features

      Villavicencio's assassination is an attack on democracy in Latin America

      Fernando Villavicencio, one of the presidential candidates in Ecuador, has been killed at a campaign rally ahead of the upcoming election. Dr Vinicius de...

      Ecuador

      COP26: challenges, goals and actions from a Brazilian perspective

      Dr Vinicius de Carvalho, Daniel Alves, Victor Pereira and Sebastián Ronderos outline why time is almost running out for action and share contributions from a...

      chopped wood

      The Integrated Review: a Brazilian perspective

      Dr Vinicius de Carvalho and Dr Joe Devanny

      HERO IR Essay 1800x500

      Politics and Civil-Military Relations: Where next for Brazil under Bolsonaro?

      A review on Brazil’s national politics and civil-military relations during an already tumultuous time

      brazil flag

      The Amazon won't be saved by romantic notions

      Dr Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho, Senior Lecturer in the King’s Brazil Institute and War Studies Department discusses the importance and complexities of the...

      Amazon rainforest

      The Amazing Amazon

      War Studies PhD student Maritza Padilla Bueno recalls her trip to Brazil with fellow War Studies students and academics.

      Brazil_photo5