Teresa Nogueira Pinto is an African affairs expert. She earned her PhD in global studies from the department of social and human sciences at Nova University in Lisbon with a thesis entitled “Presidents for Life in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Cases of Zimbabwe and Rwanda.”
Ms. Nogueira Pinto has a masters degree in international relations from the Institute for Political Studies of the Portuguese Catholic University. Her thesis was on the Rwandan Genocide: A Genocide among Neighbours: Justice, Power and Survival in Rwanda.
She has a political science degree from the Catholic University of Lisbon.
Ms. Nogueira Pinto was a visitor researcher at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., in 2007, where she studied the origins of American neo-conservatism. She also worked as an intern at the political department of the Portuguese Embassy in Algiers.