Dr Luis da Vinha

Senior Lecturer

College of Business, Government and Law

place Social Science South (333)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Luis da Vinha is a Senior Lecturer and the coordinator of the Master of International Relations and the Washington Congressional Internship.

Luis received his Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and his teaching and research interests are in International Security, International Order, International Political Economy, Foreign Policy Analysis, and Political Geography. His research has been published with Routledge (II), Palgrave Macmillan, Springer (II), Presidential Studies Quarterly, Comparative Strategy, Journal of Policy History, China Quarterly of International Strategic Studies, 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).

Luis is the recipient of the 2023 Vice Chancellor's Award for Innovation in Teaching Commendation, the 2022 CBGL Vice‐President and Executive Dean's Teaching and Learning Innovation Award (Flinders University), the 2021 Vice-Chancellor's Innovation in Teaching Award (Flinders University), the 2021 CBGL Vice-President and Executive Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (Flinders University), and the 2016 VCSU Teacher of the Year Award (USA).

Luis is also a member of the Jeff Bleich Centre for the US Alliance in Digital Technology, Security & Governance and a research affiliate of the Space Power and Policy Applied Research Consortium.

2023 Vice Chancellor's Award for Innovation in Teaching Commendation
Topic coordinator
GOVT2003 The International Political System
GOVT9003 Security in the International System
GOVT8008 International Order in the 21st Century
AMST1002 America and the World: The United States in a Global Context
GOVT9005 Government Internship
GOVT9004 The Alliance and the Re-Emergence of China
POLI7011 Honours Individual Supervised Study
Supervisory interests
American politics and political science
International relations
International security
Political Geography
US foreign policy
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