Monica Arruda

Title

Adjunct Assistant Professor - Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)

Department

Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
General profile

Portrait

Phone

+1 202-687-0144

Alt. email

ma669@georgetown.edu

Location

Bio

Monica Arruda de Almeida is an adjunct professor at the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Georgetown University. Her research focus is on illicit economies, with an emphasis on anti-money laundering efforts. From 2005 to 2008, she was a faculty fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was affiliated with the Department of Political Science and with U.C.L.A.’s International Institute, where she taught upper-level courses on international political economy and global governance, covering both developing and advanced societies.

Dr. Arruda was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she worked as a journalist for daily newspapers and editor for institutional publications. She has a B.A. in Communications Studies from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in International Political Economy from UCLA. Dr. Arruda has published articles on anti-money laundering regulations, corruption, international trade, and the political economy of Brazil’s economic liberalization.

Education

  • PhD () University of California, Los Angeles, Political Science
  • MA () University of California, Los Angeles, Political Science
  • BA () State University of Rio de Janeiro - UERJ, Communications Studies (Journalism)
  • Certified Financial Crime Specialist () , ACFCS

Languages

  • Portuguese (speak, read, write)
  • Spanish (speak, read)