Flavia Bellieni Zimmermann
  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr. Flavia Bellieni Zimmermann is a Lecturer with the School of Social Sciences, in the Department of International Relations, Asian Studies, and Politics. She is an internationally known international relations analyst with expertise in Latin American politics and society, focusing on Brazil, having published extensively in the field. Flavia has contributed to CNN Brazil, The ABC’s Tripple J, SBS News, RTRFM On the Record and Australia’s Channel 10 The Project. She is also the Commissioning Editor in Western Australia for the international relations blog The Australian Outlook

Research interests

Flavia's research interests include Latin America Politics, Society and Policy; Brazilian Politics and Society; Women in the Global South; Gender and Religion; State and Religion; Women and Political Activism; Comparative Studies; Qualitative Research with vulnerable groups; Populism in the Global South; Democratisation and Democracy in the Global South; BRICS and geopolitics.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

Commissioning Editor Australian Outlook in Western Australia, Australian Institute of International Affairs

10 Feb 2016 → …

Industry keywords

  • Government
  • Not for Profit
  • Law
  • Social and Welfare Issues

Research expertise keywords

  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Politics and Society
  • Public Policy
  • International relations
  • Global South
  • Women in the Global South
  • Gender Studies
  • Gender and Religion
  • Women and Political Activism
  • Democratic theory
  • Populism and Democratisation
  • Democracy in the Global South
  • Relationship State and Religion
  • Qualitative Methods
  • BRICS and Geopolitics


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