Silvia Regina Ferabolli
Arab world; Arab regionalism; Arab-Latin American relations; South-South relations; Pedagogy as politics.
Silvia Ferabolli is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics and International Relations at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, Brazil), where she also she coordinates the Research Group on the International Relations of the Arab World (NUPRIMA). She holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London). As a Visiting Fellow with the Council on Middle East Studies (CMES) at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, she is advancing her project titled “Teaching/Learning International Relations of the Arab World”, a work inspired in Paulo Freire’s philosophy of education and informed by IR scholarship concerned with worlding beyond the West and regional worlds. This engages with the quest of understanding how knowledge is produced, consumed, and reproduced in the Global South – with a special focus on the study of the Arab world from Brazil. While at Yale, she will also further develop her newest research project on the cross-fertilization between the Latin and Arab thinking and action.