João Resende-Santos is Associate Professor of International Studies at Bentley University, Waltham Massachusetts, USA. He received his PhD in Political Science from Harvard University. His areas of research and scholarship include international relations, US foreign policy, Cabo Verde foreign relations and political economy, migrant transnationalism. His two current book projects are based on archival materials, one on Cabo Verde’s postcolonial foreign relations. His Fulbright project involves archival research in Portugal for a new book on US policy toward decolonization in Portuguese Africa during 1950-1975. He is also engaged in practitioner work, diaspora mobilization, and consulting for various national and international agencies in Cabo Verde, where he also served in higher education leadership positions.


US Scholar Program – Fulbright / FCT: Foundation for Science and Technology Award (All Disciplines)

Position, Home Institution: Associate Professor, Bentley University, Department of Global Studies

Field of Study: International Relations – United States Foreign Policy

Project Title: “US Policy and Decolonization in Portuguese Africa, 1950-1975”

Host Institution, Location: Universidade Lusófona, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais, Educação e Administração, LusoGlobe – Lusófona Centre on Global Challenges, Lisbon

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 4 months, starting in September 2024