Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida is a senior researcher at Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP) and a Professor at the University of São Paulo of International Relations and of Political Science. She holds a B.A. in Social Sciences (1969) and a Ph.D. in Political Science (1979) from the University of São Paulo and completed post-doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley (1984).
Dr. de Almeida has been Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London (1992); Tinker Visiting Professor, Stanford University (1996); Visiting Professor, Latin America Program, Ortega y Gasset Institute (1999, 2000 and 2002); Visiting Professor, Political Science Department, Université de Montréal (2006) and visiting scholar at the Brazil Institute, King’s College London, and University of London. She also holds the National Order of Scientific Merit (2006).