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Dr Vinicius  de Carvalho SFHEA

Dr Vinicius de Carvalho SFHEA

  • Academics
  • Supervisors

Vice Dean (International), Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

Reader in Brazilian and Latin American Studies.

Research subject areas

  • Conflict
  • Culture
  • History
  • Security

Contact details


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, Dr Carvalho 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.

Dr Carvalho is the Circle U. Academic Chair Programme Coordinator.

Dr Carvalho 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.

Dr Carvalho created in 2022 the Observatory of Democracy in Latin America (KODLA).

Dr Carvalho is also an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Strategic Studies of the Brazilian Navy. Parallel to his academic career, Dr. Carvalho is a music conductor and currently directs the King’s Brazil Ensemble.


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

In the field of Brazilian Studies, Dr. Carvalho’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, Dr Carvalho specializes 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.



  • 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

Vinicius currently supervises:

First Supervisor:

  • Andre Miquelasi
  • Maísa Edwards
  • Maritza Padilla
  • Raphael Camargo Lima
  • João Noritomi
  • Alice Taberner
  • Rafael Rodrigues Paulino

Second supervisor:

  • Davis Ellison
  • Elizabeth Fry
  • Laura Zuber
  • Quentin Wight
  • Kayla Svoboda
  • Elina Lange-Ionatamishvili
  • Cristina Ramirez

Further details

See Vinicius' research profile