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.