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Senior Lecturer in Latin American Politics, University of Liverpool

Marieke Riethof has a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Amsterdam and is Senior Lecturer in Latin American Politics at the University of Liverpool.

Her latest book is entitled Labour Mobilization, Politics and Globalization in Brazil: Between Militancy and Moderation (New York: Palgrave, 2019). Her new research focuses on (transnational) opposition to the military dictatorship in Chile and the legacies in the present. Another project deals with Brazilian foreign policy in the context of international relations in Latin America. The project examines traditional as well as non-traditional areas of foreign policy, including environmental politics, climate change, democracy and human rights.

Her articles and interviews on Brazilian and Latin American politics have appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Business News Radio (the Netherlands), and in the Independent, Newsweek, Daily Mail online, the Conversation, Business Insider, Christian Science Monitor, International Peace Institute/Global Observatory, Latin American, New Internationalist, World Weekly, Brasil Observer, Brasil 247, Diário do Centro do Mundo (Brazil), Chile Today News and Metro News Latin America.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Latin American Politics, University of Liverpool


  • 2002 
    University of Amsterdam, PhD