School of Law, Gender and Media

Marcelo Carvalho-Loureiro

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School of Law, Gender and Media Teaching Fellow and Visiting Lecturer
LLB (Coimbra), MSSc (Montpellier III), MA (Barcelona), LM (Venice)
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Fridays, 11:00am - 12:00pm


Marcelo is a Teaching Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at SOAS Law School. Their research centres on the interplay between contemporary nationality law, citizenship rights and colonial legacies. They have a special interest on the survival of colonial legal logics in Portuguese and British nationality law with a particular interest in former British and Portuguese Asia. They have been engaging in archival work and critical legal redescription through an in-between/hybrid analysis of law and legal statuses. Marcelo has previously been awarded grants from the European Union (EU/ EACEA), the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA). Their working languages are English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and German.

Research interests

Colonial law; race and indigeneity; nationality and citizenship law; British and Portuguese colonial legacies; theory of rights and coloniality.

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