Dr Luis da Vinha


College of Business, Government and Law

place Social Science South (321)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Luis da Vinha is a Lecturer in International Relations. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations: International Politics & Conflict Resolution from the University of Coimbra (Portugal).

Luis is also a member of the Grupo de Estudos Avançados sobre Paz e Conflitos Internacionais (Brazil) and CEGOT (Portugal). Prior to joining Flinders University, he lived in the US and Europe where he taught at Valley City State University (USA), the University of Coimbra (Portugal), and the Higher Institute of Educational Sciences (Portugal) and worked in the field of planning and development. Luis was also active in politics, namely as a party and publicly-elected official.

His teaching and research interests are in International Relations, International Security, US Foreign Policy, American Government and Politics, and Political Geography. His research has been published with Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Comparative Strategy, Journal of Policy History, European Journal of Geography, Portuguese Journal of Political Science, and the Brown Journal of World Affairs, among others. Luis is also the author of Geographic Mental Maps and Foreign Policy Change. Re-Mapping the Carter Doctrine and Three Approaches to Presidential Foreign Policy-Making in the Twenty-First Century (co-authored with Anthony Dutton).

Topic coordinator
INTR9073 New Security Agenda
GOVT2003 The International Political System
INTR9918 International Relations Research Thesis
POLI2026 Research Methods in Political Science
INTR7017 From Topic to Thesis: Honours Workshops
INTR9016A Writing International Relations
INTR9069 Approaches to International Relations
INTR7002 Debating International Relations
INTR9063 Debating International Relations
INTR9913 International Relations Research Paper
Supervisory interests
American politics and political science
International relations
Political Geography
US foreign policy
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United States of America
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