Dr Henrique Tavares Furtado

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About me

Dr Henrique Tavares Furtado completed his PhD in Politics from the University of Manchester in 2016, when he joined the Politics and IR programme at UWE. He is the Co-convenor of the BISA Poststructural Politics Working Group and a council member of the Latin American Bureau (LAB).  

Area of expertise

His research investigates the ways in which global regimes of truth-seeking and truth-telling (at work in truth commissions and public inquiries) shape the limits of political subjectivity by mobilising certain ideas about violence, justice and resistance.  His monograph Politics of Impunity: Torture, the Armed Forces and the Failure of Transitional Justice in Brazil (Edinburgh University Press, 2022) analyses the failure of the anti-impunity agenda in Brazil, from 2014 to 2018, calling for a reconceptualization of the role of transitional justice mechanisms in promoting a future of non-recurrence.  He has published numerous journal articles on the themes of political violence, critical international relations theory, transitional justice and political appropriations of the concept of trauma.


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