Lycia Brasil has a bachelor’s in International Relations from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). From 2014 to 2018, she was part of the research group of International Politics (GPPI) in the university’s Center of Studies on Public Policies and Human Rights (NEEP/DH). Moreover, she participated in the research group on Human Rights and Justice and integrated an extension project on Contemporary Slave Work. She was also part of the research group on International Cooperation of the Brazilian Navy of the Naval War College (EGN).
He also participated in international youth conferences, representing Brazil in Finland, Russia, France, China, Kazakhstan, South Africa and Indonesia. Her research focuses on topics such as global governance, international security, forced migration and refuge, socioeconomic empowerment of low-income women, and the socioeconomic impacts of organized and environmental crime in the Amazon.
At Igarapé, she is a researcher at the International Peace and Security Division and is in charge of the Forced Migration and Refuge project.