Nancy Elena Ferreira Gomes. Associate Professor at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa where she is currently the Scientific Coordinator of the Degree in International Relations. Researcher at OBSERVARE / UAL and member of the JANUS.NET and Pensamiento Iberoamericano magazines’ Editorial Council.
She completed a PHD in International Relations from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. In 2009, she was awarded a Doctoral Scholarship by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for her PhD dissertation entitled The Policy of Portugal towards Ibero-America since 1991. She also holds a Master’s degree in International Relations by the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Universidade de Lisboa) and a Graduation in International Studies from the Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Prof. Nancy Elena Ferreira Gomes’s main areas of research work and expertise are International Cooperation, namely Ibero-American Community, European – Latin American Relations, Portugal’s foreign policy towards Ibero-American countries. She has written academic and scientific articles and other original works. She is a regular speaker at high-level conferences, seminars and workshops in Portugal and abroad. She is also a regular commentator on Ibero-American affairs in several Portuguese media.
Between September 2001 and October 2008 she worked as a Scholarships Consultant and Manager at the Department of Education and Scholarships (SEB) of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.