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Biography

Vinícius Werneck is a Fulbright Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, and a doctoral candidate in political science at the Institute of Social and Political Studies, Rio de Janeiro State University (IESP/Uerj). He has worked as a consultant on media, campaign and politics in Brazil. He was also a Lecturer in the School of Communications at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), and has studied presidential and local elections in Brazil and the United States, having published book chapters and journal articles on the subject. He is part of the editorial board of the journal “Cadernos de Estudos Sociais e Políticos” (Notes on Social and Political Studies). Werneck was a Research Group Coordinator for the Latin American Association of Political Science (ALACIP) from 2011 to 2014. Werneck received his M.A. in Political Science from IESP/Uerj in 2011 and his B.A. in Journalism from UFJF in 2009. His research at the Harvard Kennedy School/Shorenstein Center will examine the effect of personal values on political representation and political behavior in Brazilian National Congress.   

Academic Positions

  • Present2016

    Lecturer

    Doctum Juiz de Fora - Law School and Business School

  • 20152014

    Fulbright Fellow

    Shorenstein Center / Harvard Kennedy School

  • 20162010

    Coeditor

    Cadernos de Estudos Sociais e Políticos (Peer-reviewed scientific journal

  • 20122012

    Lecturer

    School of Journalism (UFJF)

  • 20142011

    Research Group Coordinator

    ALACIP (Latin American Association of Political Science)

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. Candidate 2016

    Ph.D. in Political Science

    Institute of Social and Political Studies (IESP), of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)

  • M.A. 2011

    Master in Political Science

    Institute of Social and Political Studies (IESP), of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)

  • B.A. 2009

    Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

    School of Journalism, Federal University of Juiz de Fora

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2014-2015
    Harvard Kennedy School and Shorenstein Center Visiting Researcher
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    Under a Fulbright Scholarship, I’m staying an academic year researching for my Ph.D. at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), advised by Professor Matthew Baum. I am also affiliated with Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, a HKS research center dedicated to exploring the intersection of media, politics and public policy in theory and practice
  • 2014-2015
    Fulbright Fellowship
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    Fulbright Fellow from September 1st, 2014, and May 31st, 2015. Researching at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and affiliated with Shorenstein Center.
  • 2014
    Special Advisor for Municipal Truth Comission
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    Special Advisor for Municipal Truth Commission, responsible to investigate human rights violations during the military dictatorship in Brazil.
  • 2012-2016
    Capes - Ph.D. Scholarship
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    Scholarship from CAPES, a government agency linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Education in charge of promoting high standards for post-graduate courses in Brazil.
  • 2011
    Faperj - M.A. Scholarship
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    “Aluno Nota 10” Award and Scholarship from FAPERJ.
  • 2010
    Capes - M.A. Scholarship
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    Scholarship from CAPES, a government agency linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Education in charge of promoting high standards for post-graduate courses in Brazil.
  • 2004-2009
    SESu/MEC Scholarship (Undergrad)
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    School of Journalism, UFJF, Brazil – PET/Facom