2008-2015 PhD Political Science - University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada
1999-2000 MA International Relations - University of Brasilia (UnB), Brasilia, Brazil
1992-1998 LLB Law - University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza, Brazil
1992-1997 BEc Economy - Federal University of Ceara (UFC), Fortaleza, Brazil
Deborah Barros Leal Farias is a Brazilian-born Senior Lecturer at UNSW Sydney's School of Social Sciences, where she teaches Politics and International Relations. She has a multidisciplinary background: PhD in Political Science from UBC (Canada), as well as an MA in International Relations, and bachelor's degrees in Economy and in Law from Brazilian institutions. Her current main areas of interest involve global governance and the international political economy of developing countries. She also researches Brazilian policy, both domestic and international.
2020 - UNSW Vice-Chancellor Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - Early Career Category
2019 - UNSW Faculty of Social Sciences Dean's Award for Teachng Excellence - Rising Star Category