Raquel Vaz-Pinto is Researcher of the Portuguese Institute of International Relations of Nova University of Lisbon and Guest Assistant Professor at Nova School of Social Sciences and Humanities where she teaches the course on Asian Studies.
She was President of the Portuguese Political Science Association from 2012 to 2016.
Her articles have been published, amongst others, in the Brazilian Journal of International Politics and The American Interest online.
She is the author of A Grande Muralha e o Legado de Tiananmen, a China e os Direitos Humanos [The Great Wall and the Legacy of Tiananmen, China and Human Rights] (2010), Os Portugueses e o Mundo [The Portuguese and the World] (2014), Administração Hillary (2016, together with Bernardo Pires de Lima) and Para Lá do Relvado, o que podemos aprender com o futebol [Beyond the Pitch, what we can learn with football] (2016).
Her research interests are Chinese foreign policy and strategy; US Grand Strategy and the Asia-Pacific; Religion in International Relations; the Portuguese and the World; and Football and International Relations.
She is a member of the board of IDL-Instituto Amaro da Costa and Clube de Lisboa.