Dr. Aline Burni

Function: Researcher

Specialization: Political Science

Work areas:

  • Populism
  • Political Parties
  • Comparative and European Politics
  • EU Development Policy
  • Brazilian Politics


since 6/2019 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Researcher, Research Programme "Inter- and Transnational Cooperation"
12/2018-6/2019 PYXERA Global
Local consultant and program coordinator
3/2015 - 6/2019 Center for Legislative Studies (UFMG, Brazil)
Research Fellow
3/2015 - 6/2019 Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
PhD candidate, dissertation: “Government Agenda under Electoral Pressure: the Impact of Radical Right Parties on Immigration Policies in Western European Democracies (1980-2010)”
9/2016 - 5/2017 New York University
International Graduate Researcher Visiting Scholar (Fulbright grantee)
9/2015 - 8/2016 State Government of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Head of National and International Partnerships Advisory
3/2015 - 9/2015 State Government of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Coordinator of International Relations
9/2013 - 3/2015 Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Internationalization Assistant, Graduate Programme in Political Science
3/2013 - 2/2015 Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Master of Arts in Political Science, thesis on radical right voting behaviour
1/2011 - 12/2011 Institut d'études politiques de Lille and Université Lille II
International student
4/2009 - 12/2010 Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Undergraduate Research Assistant, "Public Opinion, Political Marketing and Electoral Behaviour" research group
3/2008 - 12/2012 Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences


  • Fulbrigh Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (U.S. Department of Education), 2016
  • Master's Dissertation Honorable Mention (Dissertations Evaluation Commission - Graduate Program in Political Science, UFMG), 2016
  • Best Panel in Political Science (Brazilian National Association of Graduate Studies and Research in Social Sciences), 2014
  • Second Prize in the Best Student Posters (International Political Science Association/Universidade de São Paulo), 2014

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces