Fernanda Conforto de Oliveira

9/1/2023 – 1/31/2024
Visiting Student Research Collaborator (VSRC)

Fernanda Conforto de Oliveira is a PhD candidate in the Department of History and Politics at the Geneva Graduate Institute. Her dissertation titled ‘Opening the Black Box of Financial Negotiations: the IMF, Argentina, and Brazil in the Post-war Era (1945-1964)’ examines the first adjustment programs of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Argentina and Brazil. Based on a mixed-methods approach that combines automated and qualitative text analysis, it investigates international financial negotiations and the process of economic policymaking within the IMF and nation-states to understand why Argentinean and Brazilian authorities followed different paths when negotiating with the Fund.

Fernanda is interested in questions related to sovereign debt, creditor-debtor relations, and financial globalization, as well as the application of computational methods within historical research, particularly machine learning, and natural language processing. 

Fernanda holds a BA and MA degrees in International Relations from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. At Princeton, she is involved in the activities of the Department of History, the Center for Digital Humanities, the Princeton Research Computing, and the Program in Latin American Studies.

Her article ‘The IMF as a ‘mantle of multilateral anonymity’: US-IMF-Brazil relations, 1956–9’ has recently appeared in the journal Cold War History. 

Area of Interest
Economic History
Foreign Relations
History of Capitalism
International Development
20th Century
Latin America and the Caribbean