Graduated at History by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP), is Master at Sociology from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Ph.D. at History from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Was Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Currently is Full professor of UNESP, serving in the Department of Economics, Araraquara Campus, and in Program San Tiago Dantas of International Relations of UNESP, UNICAMP and PUC/SP. Is member of the Institute for Economic and International Studies (IEEI), Member of the National Institute for Studies of the United States (INEU), and Member of the Network of Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (REDIALC). Has experience in History and International Studies, acting in the following subjects: contemporary history of Latin America, foreign policy of the United States, inter-american relations, culture and international relations, analysis of conflicts. In 2001 received the Award Casa de las Americas, in Social-historic Essay category, by the book “Los Estados Unidos y la América Latina: la construcción de la hegemonía”.