I am an Assistant Professor of International Relations at University Beira Interior (Portugal) and Coimbra University (Portugal) and a Course Coordinator and Research Consultant with DiploFoundation (University of Malta). I hold a PhD from Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom and a Masters and Undergraduate from the University of Lisbon in Portugal. My current research interests have two main threads. First, I explore the role of Marxian materialist-humanism in the reconstruction of critical international theory. Second, I develop research on East Asia, with a particular focus on the foreign policies of East Asian states.