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I'm a researcher interested in comparative politics, effective altruism and improving humanity’s welfare in the long-term future.
I currently work as an Associate Researcher at Rethink Priorities, an effective altruist nonprofit that conducts critical research to inform policymakers and major foundations about how to best help people and nonhuman animals in both the present and the long-term future. I focus on the long-term future part.
Previously, I was a Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Legal Priorities Project. My main project was “The Rise of the Constitutional Protection of Future Generations”.
In 2019/20, I studied an MSc in Criminal Justice Policy at the LSE as a Chevening Scholar. My dissertation investigated a criminal justice policy transfer hypothesis through interviews with policymakers and police officers in Pernambuco, Brazil, and received the Titmuss Prize for Best Dissertation.
In 2017, I completed a Bachelor of Laws in the Federal University of Pernambuco, the oldest Law school of Brazil. My graduation monograph compared the politics of judging drug–related crimes in the Czech and Brazilian judiciaries, using data collected in an ethnography I conducted in Pilsen between May and August 2017.
I'm a registered lawyer in Brazil (inactive) and worked as Chief of Staff of Justices of Appeal at the State Court of Justice of Pernambuco from 2016 to 2019. I also was a volunteer Director at Além das Grades, a human rights group that advocates for criminal justice reform in Brazil.
You can read more about me in my CV. There are also shorter bios (🇬🇧🇧🇷) if you need it. To know what I’ve been up to, check my research. I'm always happy to have a chat about related research and career interests, so don't hesitate to contact me.
Artwork in the heading: J. Borges’s ‘Passarada Sertaneja’, Pernambuco, Brazil (no date). For more on Pernambuco’s art – ‘The Troubadours of Brazil's Backlands’ by Larry Rohter for The New York Times.