Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Iara Costa Leite is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and International Relations of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). She holds a PhD in Political Science (IESP/UERJ) and has conducted research on international development cooperation, South-South cooperation and Brazilian foreign policy for several years. Iara has taken part in multinational research teams, such as the Task-Team on South-South Cooperation (TT-SSC/OECD) and the Rising power in International Development Programme, coordinated by the Institute of International Development (IDS). Currently her research programme is focused on the interplay between International Relations and Science, Technology and Innovation. As parto f it she has launched and coordinates a research group called RICTI (ricti.ufsc.br) and has been a visiting scholar at the School of History and Sociology of the Georgia Institute of Technology under the supervisiono f Professor John Krige (Capes PVEx Grant).