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André Saramago

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Research Interests
Critical International Theory
Historical Sociology
Political Ecology
Science and Technology Studies
East Asia studies

ANDRÉ SARAMAGO is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and Researcher at the Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS) and at the Orient Institute (OI). He has a PhD in International Politics from Aberystwyth University and a Masters and Bachelors Degree in International Relations from the University of Lisbon. He is the author of Grand Narratives in Critical International Theory (Routledge, 2024), and co-editor of Non-Human Nature in World Politics: Theory and Practice (Springer, 2020). His research has been published in journals such as European Journal of International Relations, International Relations and Asian Survey.His research is focused on the intersection between critical international theory, historical sociology, science and technology studies, political ecology, and East Asia studies, more specifically being concerned with the critique of Eurocentrism in the social sciences and with conceptualizations of civilization and human-nature relations in long-term perspective.


Theories of International Relations (undergraduate course);

China and International Society in East Asia (undergraduate course);

Geopolitics and Geostrategy (undergraduate course);

Geopolitics of Peace and Conflicts (PhD course).

Main Publications
  • Saramago, A. (2024) Grand Narratives in Critical International Theory. Abingdon: Routledge. Hardback ISBN: 9781032118390, Paperback ISBN: 9781032118406, E-book ISBN: 9781003221777
  • Saramago, A. (2024) ‘Cosmopolitanism’. In Elgar Encyclopedia of International Relations, edited by Beate Jahn and Sebastian Schindler. London: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
  • Saramago, A. (2023) ‘Dualism and Anti-Dualism in the Anthropocene: Process Sociology and Human/Nature Relations in the Great Evolution’. Historical Social Research 48(1): 190–212. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12759/hsr.48.2023.09. ISSN:0172-6404.
  • Hughes, J., Saramago, A. Dunning, M., Hughes, K. (2022) ‘Fields, Worlds and Figurations: Using Elias to revisit depth conceptual imagery and emancipatory critique’. Sociologia e Antropologia 12(1): 53–80. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/2238-38752022v1212.
  • Linklater, A. and Saramago, A (2022). ‘Marxism’, in Theories of International Relations, 6th ed., edited by Richard Devetak and Jacqui True. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISNB: 978-1-352-01214-9, pp. 99–118.
  • Linklater, A. and Saramago, A. (2022) ‘English School’, in Theories of International Relations, 6th ed., edited by Richard Devetak and Jacqui True. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISNB: 978-1-352-01214-9, pp. 77–96.
  • Saramago, A. (2021) ‘Marx, Elias y la concepción materialista de las relaciones humano-naturaleza’, Tiempos de cambio: Diálogos desde Norbert Elias, edited by Carina V. Kaplan y Diego M. Barragán Díaz. Buenos Aires: Editorial de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires. ISBN: 978-987-8363-82-0, pp. 185–210.
  • Saramago, A. (2021) ‘Cosmopolitismo e Orientação em Teoria Crítica Internacional’. In José Manuel Pureza e Marcos Farias Ferreira (eds.) Emancipar o Mundo: Teoria Crítica e Relações Internacionais. Coimbra: Almedina, pp. 25–48. ISBN: 978-972-40-9585-1
  • Saramago, A. (2021) ‘Post-Eurocentric grand narratives in critical international theory’. European Journal of International Relations 28(1): 6–29. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/13540661211058797.
  • Pereira, J. and Saramago, A. [eds.] (2020) Non-Human Nature in World Politics: Theory and Practice. Cham: Springer Nature. ISBN: 978-3-030-49495-7. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-49496-4
  • Saramago, A. (2020) ‘Reality-congruence, emancipatory politics and situated knowledge in International Relations: A process sociological perspective’, International Relations 34(2), pp. 204-224. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0047117819879473
  • Rohloff, A. [aut.] and Saramago, A. [ed.] (2018) Climate Change, Moral Panics and Civilization. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Burke, D. and Saramago, A. (2018) ‘Singapore’s Use of Education as a Soft Power Tool in Arctic Cooperation’, Asian Survey, 58(5), pp. 920-941. DOI:http://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.5.920.