Teresa Nogueira Pinto is an African Affairs expert. She earned her PhD in Global Studies from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Nova University in Lisbon with a thesis entitled “Presidents for Life in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Cases of Zimbabwe and Rwanda.”
Teresa has a masters degree (MA) 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) was approved summa cum laude.
She has a political science degree from the Catholic University of Lisbon.
Teresa was a visitor researcher at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, United States, 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.