Bruno Oliveira Martins

Senior Researcher

Research Interests

My main research interests lie on the intersection between technological developments, security practices, and societal change. I currently contribute to and lead projects on states of emergency and on emerging security technologies.

I am interested in several issues within the wider security studies agenda, and I've researched, taught and published on EU's security and defence policies, including counter-terrorism, EU-Israel-Palestine relations, and the politics of security and defence research and innovation.

Background

​I am a senior researcher at PRIO, where I am coordinator of the Security Research Group and a member of the Migration and Law & Ethics Research Groups.

Professional background:

  • 2017-19: Postdoctoral Fellow, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM), Malmö University
  • 2017: Guest researcher, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo
  • 2013-2016: Postdoc / Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
  • 2013-14: External Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark
  • 2010-14: Researcher, University of Minho, Project Strategic Partnerships in EU's Foreign Policy
  • 2011: Visiting Fellow, European University Institute, Florence
  • 2010: Visiting Fellow, Egmont Institute, Brussels
  • 2008: Political Analyst, Delegation of the European Commission in Israel.
  • 2008: EuroMeSCo Exchange Researcher, Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Research Project Undocumented Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Israel
  • 2006-08: Researcher, Institute for Strategic and international Studies (IEEI), Lisbon

Education

  • 2014: PhD in Political Science, University of Minho, Portugal.
  • 2008: MA in European Studies, University of Minho, Portugal
  • 2003: Licenciatura (5 year graduation) in Law, Portuguese Catholic University.

Languages

  • Fluent: Portuguese (mother tongue), English, Spanish
  • Intermediate: Italian
  • Basic: Danish, Norwegian, French 

Publications

​In this link you may find a complete list of my pre-PRIO work (books, peer-reviewed articles, journal special issues, peer-reviewed book chapters, reports, etc.), i.e that were published before I joined PRIO in late 2017. From that period, some selected publications are listed below together will all my PRIO works. 

Recent Publications

Jensehaugen, Jørgen; Bruno Oliveira Martins; Hilde Henriksen Waage & Júlia Palik (2020) A House Divided: EU Policy on the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict, MidEast Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira & Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn (2020) Israel and COVID-19: The politics of health, security, and government formation, MidEast Policy Brief, 6. Oslo: PRIO.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira & Neven Ahmad (2020) The Security Politics of Innovation: Dual-use Technology in the EU’s Security Research Programme, in Calcara, Antonio; Raluca Csernatoni; & Chantal Lavallée, eds, Emerging Security Technologies and EU Governance Actors, Practices and Processes. Oxon: Routledge.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira; Chantal Lavallée & Andrea Silkoset (2020) Drones in Times of Pandemic: Caution behind the Hype, Global Policy, 22 April.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Martins, Bruno Oliveira & Michael Strange (2019) Rethinking EU external migration policy: contestation and critique, Global Affairs 5(3): 195–202.
Strange, Michael & Bruno Oliveira Martins (2019) Claiming parity between unequal partners: How African counterparts are framed in the externalisation of EU migration governance, Global Affairs. DOI: 10.1080/23340460.2019.1691932.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira & Christian Küsters (2019) Hidden Security: EU Public Research Funds and the Development of European Drones, Journal of Common Market Studies 57(2): 278–297.
Aarstad, Åsne & Bruno Oliveira Martins (2018) Researching Private Security in Africa: Two Theoretical Orientations, Two Tales of Security Governance, Global Policy 9(4): 586–588.
Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora & Bruno Oliveira Martins (2018) Revisitando el espacio aéreo latinoamericano: una exploración de los drones como sujetos de regulación [Latin American airspace revisited: Exploring drones as regulatory subject], Latin American Law Review. DOI: 10.29263/lar01.2018.03(1): 61–81.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira (2016) Interpreting EU–Israel relations: a contextual analysis of the EU’s Special Privileged Partnership proposal, Cambridge Review of International Affairs 29(1): 151–170.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira (2016) The political-legal nexus in EU counter-terrorism: an assessment of the two-track influences between the EU and the UN, European Politics and Society 17(2): 181–195.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira (2016) The EU against the New Normal: Avoiding the Banalization of the Israeli‒Palestinian Dispute, Mediterranean Politics 21(3): 452–456.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira & Alaa Tartir (2016) Forum Introduction: Prospects for Palestinian‒Israeli Relations: What Lies Ahead, Mediterranean Politics 21(3): 428–431.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira (2015) The European Union and Armed Drones: Framing the Debate, Global Affairs 1(3): 247–250.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira & Benedikt Backhaus (2015) Why and how the EU should act on armed drones, Global Affairs 1(3): 259–267.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira (2015) ‘A Sense of Urgency’: The EU, EU Member States and the Recognition of the Palestinian State, Mediterranean Politics 20(2): 281–287.
Ferreira-Pereira, Laura C. & Bruno Oliveira Martins (2012) The external dimension of the European Union's counter-terrorism: an introduction to empirical and theoretical developments, European Security 21(4): 459–473.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira & Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira (2012) Stepping inside? CSDP missions and EU counter-terrorism, European Security 21(4): 537–556.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira (2011) The EU, the Mirror and ‘the Others’, Journal of European Integration 33(3): 341–347.

Book Chapter

Martins, Bruno Oliveira & Neven Ahmad (2020) The Security Politics of Innovation: Dual-use Technology in the EU’s Security Research Programme, in Calcara, Antonio; Raluca Csernatoni; & Chantal Lavallée, eds, Emerging Security Technologies and EU Governance Actors, Practices and Processes. Oxon: Routledge.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira (2019) Portugal, in Weidenfeld, Werner; & Wolfgang Wessels, eds, Jahrbuch der Europäische Integration. Baden-Baden: Nomos (519–522).
Martins, Bruno Oliveira & Monika Ziegler (2018) Counter-Radicalization as Counter-Terrorism: The European Union Case, in Steiner, Kristian; & Andreas Önnerfors, eds, Expressions of Radicalization: Global Politics, Processes and Practices. Basingstoke: Palgrave (321–352).
Martins, Bruno Oliveira (2018) Portugal, in Weidenfeld, Werner; & Wolfgang Wessels, eds, Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2018. Berlin: Nomos (551–554).
Martins, Bruno Oliveira (2015) Social Appropriateness in EU’s Counter-Terrorism Law and Policy, in de Londras, Fiona; & Josephine Doody, eds, The Impact, Legitimacy and Effectiveness of EU Counter-Terrorism. Oxon and New York: Routledge (136–154).
Kienzle, Ben; Bruno Oliveira Martins & Antoine Vandemoortele (2015) Security Issues in Foreign Policy, in Jørgensen, Knud Erik; Åsne Aarstad; Edith Drieskens; Katie Laaitikainen; & Ben Tonra, eds, The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy. London: SAGE.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira (2015) EU-Israel Relations: Expanding the Research Agenda, in Jørgensen, Knud Erik; Åsne Aarstad; Edith Drieskens; Katie Laaitikainen; & Ben Tonra, eds, The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy. London: SAGE.

Edited Volume

Ferreira-Pereira, Laura C.; & Bruno Oliveira Martins, eds, (2013) The European Union’s Fight Against Terrorism: The CFSP and Beyond. Oxon and New York: Routledge.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Salter, Mark B.; Carol Cohn; Andrew Neal; Annick Wibben; J. Peter Burgess; Stephan Elbe; Jonathan Luke Austin; Jef Huysmans; RBJ Walker; Ole Wæver; Michael C. Williams; Emily Gilbert; Philippe Frowd; Dorthe Rosenow; Bruno Oliveira Martins; Vivienne Jabri; Claudia Aradau; Anna Leander; Antoine Bousquet; Anna Stavrianakis; Maria Stern; Kristin Bergtora Sandvik; Luis Lobo-Guerrero; Marieke De Goede; Rocco Bellanova; Hugh Gusterson; Charlotte Epstein; Jeniffer Mustapha; Kristoffer Lidén & Lene Hansen (2019) Horizon Scan: Critical security studies for the next 50 years, Security Dialogue 50(4): 9–37.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira (2019) Global affairs and the politics of security technologies, Global Affairs. DOI: 10.1080/23340460.2019.1608456.
Cravo, Teresa Almeida; Bruno Oliveira Martins & Michael Strange (2018) Call for submissions to the commentary/debate section of Global Affairs, Global Affairs. DOI: 10.1080/23340460.2018.1502287.

Popular Article

Martins, Bruno Oliveira; Chantal Lavallée & Andrea Silkoset (2020) Drones in Times of Pandemic: Caution behind the Hype, Global Policy, 22 April.
Watson, Abigail; Aditi Gupta; Delina Goxho & Bruno Oliveira Martins (2019) Why Al-Shabaab’s attack on US drone base shouldn’t be ignored, Open Democracy, 22 October.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira & Åsne Aarstad (2017) ICAN - International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Store Norsk Leksikon, 4 December.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira & Åsne Aarstad (2017) EUs skjulte militarisering, Klassekampen, 21 November.

PRIO Policy Brief

Jensehaugen, Jørgen; Bruno Oliveira Martins; Hilde Henriksen Waage & Júlia Palik (2020) A House Divided: EU Policy on the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict, MidEast Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira & Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn (2020) Israel and COVID-19: The politics of health, security, and government formation, MidEast Policy Brief, 6. Oslo: PRIO.
Csernatoni, Raluca & Bruno Oliveira Martins (2019) The European Defence Fund: Key Issues and Controversies, PRIO Policy Brief, 3. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Martins, Bruno Oliveira; Arthur Holland Michel & Andrea Silkoset (2020) Countering the Drone Threat: Implications of C-Uas Technology for Norway in an EU and NATO Context, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

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