Academic Qualifications

PhD candidate in Political Science  – specialization in International Relations –  CEI-IUL, ISCTE-IUL (from october 2016 – to date)

Master in International Studies – specialization in Middle East and Northern African studies, 2016 – ISCTE-IUL

Graduate in Political Science, 2014 – ISCTE-IUL

Biographical Information

Mónica Canário was born in Oeiras in 1993. She holds a degree in Political Science from ISCTE-IUL (2014), having attended the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) during Erasmus mobility, and a Master degree in International Studies (Middle East and North Africa specialization) from the same institution, with a dissertation on “The impact of the Arab Spring on the social and political status of women in Tunisia” (2016). She also has three specializations by ISCTE-IUL: Refugees, Human Rights and Reception (2016), The Idea of Europe (2017) and The Middle East in World Politics (2017). She has been coordinating HeForShe Portugal since December 2016 and she is a member for Bringing Europeans Together Association Portugal since May 2018. She is currently a research assistant at the Center for International Studies (CEI-IUL) and is attending a PhD in Political Science (International Relations specialization) where she is developing her thesis “The Europeanization as a tool for women empowerment in the European Neighbourhood Policy? The cases of Morocco and Tunisia”, coordinated by Dr. Luís Nuno Rodrigues (ISCTE-IUL, CEI-IUL) and Dr. Giulia Daniele (CEI-IUL).