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. These include research funded by the European Commission on preparedness of metropolitan areas in front of drone threats, a network of academics studying drones and other security technologies, a project on exceptionalism during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a Horizon 2020 project on border 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.

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

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 
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