SIF 3rd Cohort Fellows - Carla Guerra Tomazini, University of Warwick

Curriculum Vitae
  • Education
Carla Guerra Tomazini earned her PhD in Political Science from the University of Paris Sorbonne-Nouvelle in France and the University of Campinas in Brazil (2016). She was a visiting fellow at Colegio de Mexico on two occasions. She was twice awarded the Eiffel Scholarship of Excellence (for her master’s and doctorate).


  • Experience 
Carla Guerra Tomazini is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Researcher (EUTOPIA-SIF) at the University of Warwick, affiliated with the Institute of Advanced Study and the Department of Politics and International Studies.

Prior to her current position, Carla was a research member at Printemps, University of Versailles, and a lecturer and academic coordinator at Sciences Po, France. She has also held teaching posts at Paris Dauphine University, Paris University 13, and CNAM, and served as a co-investigator on three research programs in Brazil and Latin America. She was an Academic Visitor at Oxford University, where she was selected for a residency at the Maison française d’Oxford in 2021. Additionally, she held the position of assistant professor (ATER) in the Department of Political Science at the University of Versailles from 2016 to 2018. She has a broad teaching experience in Politics, International Relations, and Public Policy Analysis as well as research-led teaching in Comparative Welfare State Research.

  • Publications/Research achievement

Her primary research interests lie in comparative politics, specifically focusing on political institutions and the welfare state. Carla has co-edited three books on Brazil and Latin American policies in collaboration with Melina Rocha Lukic. Additionally, she has contributed to various academic journals, including Critical Policy Studies, Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Revue française de science politique, Critique Internationale, and Revista de Sociologia e Política. You can find a list of her publications on:

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Research Project:

Welfare States, Neoconservative Trajectories, and Transnational Advocacy Coalitions: The Example of Education Policies on Gender Equality in Latin America

As backlash politics in the gender field has developed into a widespread political initiative, anti-gender activists from diverse countries have been actively collaborating and taking cross-border action. This research project aims to investigate the political dimensions of anti-gender mobilisations and their effects on public education in Latin American countries. It will focus on the collective actions of transnational actors and how conservative anti-gender ideas influence policies. Furthermore, this project proposes a comparative study of how reforms are hindered, or gender education policies suppressed in three Latin American countries: Brazil, Costa Rica, and Peru. It aims to answer the following research question: How do conservative mobilisations around gender education challenge the Welfare State?

The study design for this research on gender education policies employs a mixed-method approach (ethnography, content analysis, and configurational analysis), the project seeks to investigate transnational arenas where ideas, resources, and policy models concerning anti-gender equality in education are shared and to delve into the transnational dimension of the anti-gender agenda in education.