Fellows in Rio - Program for Doctoral Candidates and Post-Doc Researchers

 

 

 

Fellows in Rio 2017-2018

David Cassuto

American. Professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in New York State. Bachelor and PhD in Literature, David received a law degree from the University of California (Berkeley). David has an extensive academic production on literary, legal and environmental issues. Currently, he is the director of the Brazil American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE), as well as an exceptional lawyer at the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). David will be associated to the CPDE - Center for Research in Law and Economics.

Félix Blanc

French. Félix holds a PhD and a Master's degree in Political Science from the École des Hautes Etudes (EHESS), where he also carried out a postdoctoral research. He graduated in Philosophy from the Université de Rennes 1 and in Political Science from the Université Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). His professional experience includes works as a consultant at the Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l'École Militaire (IRSEM) and as a member of the Internet Sans Frontières (ISF) NGO and its respective Secretariat of Public Policy. His research as Fellow at FGV involves interconnectivity and Internet governance. Felix will be associated with CTS – Center for Technology and Society.

Fernanda Melo da Escóssia

Brazilian. Fernanda is a journalist, professor, has a Communication Master at UFRJ and, currently, is a PhD student in History, Politics and Cultural Heritage at CPDOC (Center for Research and Contemporary History of Brazil Documentation) at FGV. She was a reporter, sub-editor and editor in some major media, such as Folha de S. Paulo and O Globo. As a journalist, she covered issues related to human rights, citizenship and public policies, now addressed in hers doctoral thesis on undocumented Brazilians, and on hers research proposal as Fellow at FGV. Fernanda will be associated to CJUS - Center for Justice and Society.

Juliana Cesario Alvim Gomes

Brazilian. Juliana holds an LL.M. degree from the Yale Law School and a Master’s Degree in Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), where she graduated in Law and is currently a Ph.D. student. She also graduated in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Through Clínica UERJ Direitos, a clinical project she co-founded, she has worked before the Brazilian Supreme Court on cases concerning fundamental rights. She has also worked as an attorney before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in partnership with the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and has taught Constitutional Law at UERJ and UFRJ. Her current research focuses on sexual rights and minorities rights. Juliana will be associated with CJUS – Center for Justice and Society.

Fellows in Rio 2016-2017

Barrie Sander

Originally from London, Barrie is a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, where his research focuses on the construction of historical narratives within international criminal courts. Barrie has a BA in Law from Cambridge University and an LL.M. in Public International Law from Leiden University. A qualified solicitor, Barrie has also spent time at a range of international institutions, including the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), and the EU Delegation at the UN headquarters in New York. In 2012, Barrie co-founded ‘Just Innovate’, a Swiss-based educational organisation whose mission is to inspire and facilitate social innovation within student communities and beyond. During his time at FGV Direito Rio, Barrie will be associated with CJUS – the Center for Justice and Society. 

Stanley Shanapinda

Namibian Ph.D. Candidate from the Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Stanley also holds a scholarship from the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC), a research institute focussing on Big Data analytics, from South Australia. He has a Masters Degree in Management focused on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy and Regulation from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Stanley is currently researching the tri-partite relationship between law enforcement and national security agencies to access and use telecommunications metadata; the development of communications technologies and the role of oversight. He is also Assistant to the Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective and a Legal Practitioner at the High Court of Namibia. Stanley was the inaugural CEO of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). Prior to this experience, he was the Head Legal Advisor at Telecom Namibia Limited.  Stanley will be associated with CTS – the Centre for Technology and Society at FGV Direito Rio.

Ivar Hannikainen

Spanish researcher, Ivar holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. His doctoral thesis focused on how moral and political values might arise from psychological traits. Currently, Ivar studies the role of psychological factors in judicial decision-making, through a mixture of experimental research and quantitative analysis of court cases. In the past, he was a visiting fellow in the Psychology Departments at Harvard and Brown, in the United States, and spent two years as a postdoctoral associate in the Law Department at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC Rio), Brazil. Ivar will be associated with CJUS – the Centre for Justice and Society at FGV Direito Rio.

Maria José Schmidt-Kessen

German and Spanish researcher Maria-José is a PhD candidate at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She holds an LL.B. in European Law from Maastricht University, Netherlands, and a LL.M. from Católica Global School of Law in Lisbon, Portugal. Maria-José has previously interned at the Boards of Appeal at the European Union Intellectual Property Office in Alicante, Spain, at
the German Federal Competition Authority and at the German Federal Patent Court. In 2015, Maria-José was Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York City. Her PhD research focuses on the interface between Intellectual Property and Competition Law. Maria José will be associated with CPDE – the Centre for Research in Law and Economics at FGV Direito Rio. 

Helen Eenmaa-Dimitrieva

Helen Eenmaa-Dimitrieva is a recent Estonian graduate holding a LL.M. and a J.S.D. from Yale Law School. Founder and Director of the IT Law Research and Study Programme in Estonia (www.ut.ee/itlaw), she is also a Post-Doctoral Researcher in IT Law at the University of Tartu, Estonia. Helen is the main organizer of the annual IT Law Conference in Estonia and the upcoming 2018 SubTech Conference in Europe.  Her work on the IT Law Programme was recognized as the ‘Idea of the Year’ in the 2013 Prize delivered by the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications. Her most recent publications include studies in the theoretical foundations of tort law, focused on the disagreements between the economic and philosophical theories of tort law. Her forthcoming works focus on cyber torts, the logic of legal regulation underlying secure e-services and the legal prerequisites of Real-Time Economy. Helen will be associated with CTS and CPDE, respectively the Centres for Technology and Society and Law and Economics at FGV Direito Rio.

Fellows in Rio 2015-2016

Alexander Hudson

Canadian. Doctoral candidate in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin (USA). He previously earned a BA from Pensacola Christian College (USA), and an MA from the University of Waterloo (Canada). As a research assistant with the Comparative Constitutions Project, Alex was a core member of the team that created constituteproject.org, a semantically tagged collection of all constitutions currently in force. His research considers the impact of public participation in constitution-making processes. Alexander will be associated with the Center for Justice and Society (CJUS) and the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) at FGV Direito Rio.

Konstantina Bania

Greek. Phd candidate at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy). Konstantina holds two LL.Ms (EUI and VUB) and an MSc in Business Science (UB). She was a research fellow at the European Broadcasting Union in Geneva (Switzerland) and a visiting scholar at Fordham Law School (EUA). Her research is focused on the areas of competition law and ICT law. She has practiced in both the public (European Commission) and private sectors and has received research grants and prizes from the EBU, CLaSF, the EUI, IKY and the IES. Konstantina will be associated with the Centre for Technology and Society at FGV Direito Rio.

Natasha Schmitt Caccia Salinas

Brazilian. Professor of Law at the School of Business, Economics and Political Science at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP. She received her Ph.D. in Law, LL.M and LL.B. from the University of São Paulo (USP), as well as her LL.M. from Yale Law School. Her current research focuses on statutory policymaking, public-private policy partnerships and the organizational premises of administrative law. She will be associated with the Center for Environmental Law (CDMA) at FGV Direito Rio.

Kosmas Kaprinis

Greek. Doctoral candidate in Law and Finance at Oxford University, holds a Master’s degree from the same institution and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. He graduated with honors from Brandeis University (Bachelor of Economics) and Aristotle University (Bachelor of Laws). He has worked as a legal expert for the World Bank and the private sector. His research focuses on democratic accountability of central banking. Kosmas will be associated with the Center for Law and the Economy at FGV Direito Rio.

Fellows in Rio 2014-2015

Damjan Kukovec

Slovenian. Doctoral candidate at Harvard University (USA), holds a Master’s degree (LL.M) from the same institution. He graduated with honors from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, and was a Visiting Scholar at SciencesPo Paris. He is a licensed attorney from the European Commission, and was a lawyer at the Special Court for Sierra Leone. His research is focused on Law Theory. Damjan will be associated with the Center for Justice and Society (CJUS) at FGV Direito Rio.

Elena Aydos

Brazilian. Doctoral candidate at Sydney University (Australia) and Tilburg University (Netherlands). Elena holds a Master’s degree in philosophy from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and a Master’s in tax law and public law from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). She is a law graduate from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), and a professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). Her research is focused on environmental law. Elena will be associated with the Center for Law and Environment (CDMA) at FGV Direito Rio.

Elif Erdemoglu

Turkish. Doctoral candidate at the University of Hamburg (Germany). She holds a Master’s degree in economic analysis of law (LL.M, triple degree) from Manchester University (England), Hamburg  University (Germany), and Bologna University (Italy). Elif is a law graduate from Galatasaray University (Turkey). She was a Visiting Researcher at both Berkeley and Harvard University (USA). Her research is focused on the intersections between law and economics. Elif will be associated with the Center for Research in Law and Economics (CDMA) at FGV Direito Rio.

Evan Rosevear

Canadian. Doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto (Canada). Evan holds a Master’s degree in political science from the same institution, and a BA in Public Policy and Administration from York University (Canada). Evan is a research associate at the Toronto Initiative for Economic and Social Rights. His research is focused on the interaction of legal reasoning and politics in the adjudication of social rights claims. Evan will be associated with the Center for Justice and Society (CJUS) at FGV Direito Rio.

Kellen Trilha

Brazilian. Doctoral candidate at the SciencesPo Paris University (France). Kellen holds a Master’s degree from the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne (France). She has a degree in comparative law from the University of Urbino Carlo Bo (Italy).  Kellen was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Turin (Italy). Her research is focused on the area of private international law. Kellen will be associated with the Centre for Justice and Society (CJUS) at FGV Direito Rio.

Konstantinos Stylianou

Greek. Doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania (USA). Holds a Master’s degree (LL.M) from Harvard University (USA) and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). He is a law graduate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), where he graduated with honors. Konstantinos was a visiting researcher at Oxford University (England) and received research grants from the Fulbright Commission and the Onassis Foundation, among others. His research is focused on the area of Internet law. Konstantinos will be associated with the Centre for Technology and Society (CTS) at FGV Direito Rio.

Nicolo Zingales

Italian. Doctor in Law from Bocconi University (Italy), holds a J.D. from the University of Bologna (Italy). He was visiting researcher at Berkeley University and Harvard University (USA) a scholarship holder at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (Germany), and a postdoctoral fellow at New York University (USA) and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva). He is a professor at the law department at Tilburg University (Netherlands). His research is focused on the area of intellectual property, competition law and internet governance. Nicolo will be associated with the Centre for Technology and Society (CTS) at FGV Direito Rio.

Pedro Cantisano

Brazilian. Doctoral candidate in History from the University of Michigan (USA), holds a Masters degree (LL.M) from the same institution. He is a law graduate from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Pedro was a researcher and professor at FGV Direito Rio Law. His research is focused on the area of Legal History. Pedro will be associated with the Center for Justice and Society (CJUS) at FGV Direito Rio.