Ana Cristina ALVES

Associate Professor

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Ana Cristina Alves is an Associate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.

She holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE-UK, 2012). She was previsously Assistant Professor at the School of Social Sciences - Nanyang Technological University (NTU-Singapore, 2014-2021), Senior Researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs (Johannesburg 2010-2014), and assistant lecturer at the School of Political and Social Sciences - Technical University of Lisbon (ISCSP-UTL, Portugal 2000-2010).

Her research sits at the intersection of Foreign Policy, International Political Economy and Development studies, with a focus on China’s economic statecraft in Africa and its impact on the continent’s development and on global development governance. Her recent publications include: ‘The BRI: A new development cooperation paradigm in the making? Unpacking China’s infrastructure cooperation along the Maritime Silk Road”’ (World Development, 2023) and ‘ Knowledge Transfer in the Global South: reusing or creating knowledge in China’s special economic zones in Ethiopia and Cambodia?’ (Global Policy, 2022).

For the academic year 2022-2023

  • (INT102) Introduction to International Relations
  • (INT201) Foreign Policy Analysis
  • (INT010E) China and Africa


Ana Cristina ALVES