Michelle Morais de Sa e Silva
Michelle Morais de Sa e Silva is an Assistant Professor in International and Area Studies at the Department of International and Area Studies. Prior to coming to OU, she was Head of Graduate Programs and Professor at Brazil’s National School of Public Administration (Enap). She had also been Coordinator General for International Cooperation at Brazil’s Ministry of Human Rights (2011-2014). Before that, she had been a UNESCO staff member for six years. Dr. Morais has worked in countries like Angola, Colombia, Mozambique and Russia, besides Brazil. She got her PhD from Columbia University and an MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, The Netherlands. In 2015, she did a year of post-doctoral research at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Her research agenda has been mostly focused on issues of international cooperation for development, policy diffusion, and international comparative education.