Aline Piva is the Assistant Deputy Director at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) for the tenure of 2017-2018. She was the founder of COHA’s Brazil Research Unit and directed it from 2016 to 2018. Piva earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the State University of Londrina in Brazil, where she earned a postgraduate degree in International Law. She also has a postgraduate degree in International Affairs from the University of Brasilia. She has worked in areas of media analysis and political campaigns for Entrelinhas, a Brazilian-based international communications agency. Piva’s areas of research interest include: U.S.-Cuba Relations in the 20th Century, U.S. Foreign Policy and Imperialism, Haitian elections in the 21st Century, Popular Movements in Latin America and the history of Democracy in Brazil. Piva also cooperates with the communications network of progressive social movements in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is a collaborator of Brazilian political blog Nocaute, a project led by Brazilian writer Fernando Morais.