Lélia is a first-year PhD student in international and global history. Her interests include the history of policy planning and forecasting during the Cold War and post-Cold War periods. More specifically, her research is centered on the circulation and competition of French, American, and British visions of the future of the international system during the 1980s and 1990s.
Prior to starting her PhD at Columbia, Lélia completed an M.A. in History (cum laude) and a B.A. in Politics and Government (summa cum laude) at Sciences Po Paris. She also studied history and international relations at the London School of Economics.