Marcelo Carvalho Loureiro

Marcelo Carvalho Loureiro

Birmingham Law School
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

Qualifications

  • Licence in Law (Coimbra)
  • PgDip in Human Rights (Coimbra)
  • Maîtrise of Human and Social Sciences in Social Development and Intervention (Montpelier III)
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Intercultural Mediation (UABarcelona)
  • Laurea Magistrale (LM) in Crossing the Mediterranean (Venice)
  • Master Degree of Social Sciences (MSSc) in Intermediterranean Migrations (Montpellier III)

Biography

I hold a Bachelor of Laws and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights from Coimbra University, a legal-socio-political interdisciplinary Laurea Magistrale in Crossing the Mediterranean from the University of Venice, a Master Degree in Intermediterranean Migrations from the University of Montpellier III and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Mediation from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, all of them awarded with first class honours.

During my bachelor degree, I also had the chance to study at the Faculty of Law, Political Sciences and Administration of the University of Strasbourg and at the Faculties of Law of the State University of Rio (UERJ) and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). During these periods, I received in-depth training in Brazilian and French public law as well as in European Law and Mercosur policymaking.

Regarding research and teaching experience, my activities include an academic stay at the French research centres Centre Dynamiques Européennes and Centre d'Etude et de Recherche sur l'Intervention Sociale at the University of Strasbourg. I also worked as junior research associate at the Laboratory of Human Rights of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro as well as at the Institute for Political and Social Studies of the State University of Rio (UERJ), developing research projects in comparative law, politico-legal sciences and immigration.

Besides that, I did my legal training at BGCB Lawyers, firm specialised in Public and International Law, where I  had the chance to work with cases of the Supreme Court of Brazil regarding constitutional adjudication and concentrated constitutional control. In Brussels, I had the chance to work as intern political advisor for the Greens/European Free Alliance in the European Parliament for the Committee of Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

My research and teaching interests are mainly in the fields of comparative constitutional law and constitutional theory, post-state constitutionalism and nationality law. My principal area of expertise lies on the intersection between comparative constitutional theory, the legal accommodation of national identity(ies) and the para-state structure in Latin America and Euro-Mediterranean contexts.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Decolonising nationality law: a critical legal theory of citizenship
Supervisors
Professor Fiona de Londras and Dr Sophie Boyron
Course
Law PhD / PhD by Distance Learning / MPhil / MJur

Research

My doctoral project, 'Decolonising nationality law: a critical legal theory of citizenship’, aims to analyse nationality law main legal principles, its allocations inside the normative framework and its development in post-colonial legal orders. My work focus on understanding the patterns through which national legal systems perceive, organise and present the circumstances of national belonging and to examine the influence of globalisations and post-colonialisms on national identity legal principiology.

This doctoral project was born from the interest on deepening my previous research on Brazilian and French nationality laws, which funding was guaranteed by the European Union in association with the University Ca Foscari of Venice. 

Other activities

Conference papers

  • The Defence of Marriage Act and its reflections on deportations in the United States of America I / O Efeito do Defense of Marriage Act nas Deportações dos Estados Unidos da América I, XXXV Jornada Giulio Massarani de Iniciação Científica Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.  
  • Brazil and the migratory movements in the contemporary world/O Brasil e os fluxos migratórios no mundo contemporâneo. XXXIV Jornada Giulio Massarani de Iniciação Científica Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.
  • The Defence of Marriage Act and its reflections on deportations in the United States of America II / O Efeito do Defense of Marriage Act nas Deportações dos Estados Unidos da América II, XXXIV Jornada Giulio Massarani de Iniciação Científica Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

 Membership of organisations

  • Associate member of the Research Group on Law and Social Sciences – DECISO (Institute of Social and Political Studies at the State University of Rio de Janeiro – IESP-UERJ), Brazil.
  • International Association of Lusitanists, Society of Latin American Studies
  • Society of Legal Scholars, United Kingdom. 

Study trips

  • Jean Monnet Programme of European Law – Getulio Vargas Foundation Rio de Janeiro, European Commission. Brazil, 2011.
  • Undergrads for Peace – United Nations, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Brazil, 2012. 

  •  Global Social Issues – International Language Schools of Canada. Canada, 2011.
  • The European System of Human Rights Protection – Viadrina Europa University. Germany, 2015.
  • Youth to Youth: Human Rights Exchange Programme – European Parliament, Helsinki España, University of Coimbra and King Juan Carlos University. Spain, 2015.
  • Jeunesse Mediterranéenne: S’ouvrir en circulant :
quels dispositifs en faveur de la mobilité en Méditerranée ?  - Réseau Euromed. Morocco, 2017.

Research grants received

  • Santander International Scholarship (2015)
  • University of Groningen Talent Scholarship (2016 and 2018)
  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Scholarship (2016)
  • European Association of Legal Theory Partial Scholarship (2018)
  • College of Arts and Law Scholarship (2018), PhD in Law at the University of Birmingham

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