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 work is influenced by post-Saussurean thought in Political Philosophy and International Relations, drawing insights from Psychoanalysis and Decoloniality in order to radically reconceptualise the relationship between social suffering, political violence and accountability in Global Politics. His past research investigated 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 reifying imaginaries of justice and resistance. He is the author of Politics of Impunity: Torture, the Armed Forces and the Failure of Transitional Justice in Brazil (Edinburgh University Press, 2022) and numerous journal articles on the themes of political violence, critical security studies, transitional justice and memory and trauma in IR.


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