Isabelle C. Somma de Castro is a Visiting Scholar in the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University, and a Fapesp Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science, at Universidade de São Paulo (USP, Brazil). She holds a B.A. in Journalism from PUC-SP, a M.A. in Oriental Letters and Ph.D. in Social History from USP. Somma de Castro was a Visiting Scholar 2012-3 at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge. Currently she is a member of the Center for Research on International Relations (Nupri-USP), the National Institute of Science and Technology for Studies of the U.S. (INCT-Ineu) and the Triple Frontier and International Relations Research Center (GTF/Unila).