Andrea Valente is Assistant Professor in International Relations and Strategy at the Institute of Social and Political Studies, University of Lisbon. She is also a researcher at Instituto do Oriente, and the executive secretary of the School of Political and Strategic Studies within the University of Lisbon.
Andrea received her a PhD degree from the School of Oriental Studies, University of London. She has been specializing in Southeast Asia since she was an undergraduate student, and she has had the opportunity to conduct field work in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.
Also, she has been teaching courses on China and Asia-Pacific and, more recently, on globalization, development, and the China-Africa relationship.
Her research interests evolve around energy security, policy-making, and resource nationalism.