ABOUT

The Center for Analysis of Liberty and Authoritarianism (LAUT) is an independent and non-partisan institution for interdisciplinary research that is committed to producing and disseminating knowledge about the quality of the rule of law and democracy. LAUT aims at monitoring the various manifestations of authoritarianism and threats to liberties, in order to support the mobilization of civil society and the protection of civil liberties.

ABOUT US

RESEARCH

Adriane Sanctis

Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research Sylff Fellow. Former adjunct Professor at the International Relations Institute at the University of São Paulo, and visiting researcher at the Erik Castrén Institute at the University of Helsinki, at the Laureate Program at the University of Melbourne, and at the Max Planck Institute of Luxembourg. She also worked as a volunteer at Conectas Human Rights and as a researcher at the Getulio Vargas Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s, a master’s, and a doctoral degree in Law from the University of Sao Paulo. 

Ana Silva Rosa

PhD candidate and Master’s in Political Science from the Institute of Social and Political Studies of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (ESP-UERJ). She has a law degree from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF-GV). She is a researcher at Beemote, the Center for Studies and Research in Political Theory and Brazilian Political Thought. She was awarded a master’s degree from the FAPERJ Nota 10 Program.

BRUNA ANGOTTI

Professor at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, lawyer at Coletivo de Advogados em Direitos Humanos – CADHu, deputy manager at the Center for Legal Anthropology – Nadir/USP and coordinator of the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences (IBCCRIM) courses center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Sao Paulo, a master’s and a doctoral degree in Anthropology from USP, and a specialization in Criminology from the IBCCRIM. She was a visiting researcher at the University of Ottawa and project coordinator at Conectas and at the Criminal Justice Network.

CLARISSA GROSS

Professor in the undergraduate law program and publications coordinator at FGV Law School in São Paulo. Coordinator of the Platform for Freedom of Expression and Democracy (PLED) at the same institution. Director of the Tornavoz Institute. Recipient of the Fox International Fellowship awarded by Yale University (2015-2016). She holds a PhD in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP), a Master of Law and Development from FGV Law School in São Paulo and a Bachelor of Law degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

Conrado Hübner Mendes

Professor at the University of São Paulo, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Ambassador Scientist in Brazil. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, a master’s and a doctoral degree in Political Science from USP and a doctoral degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh. He was a visiting researcher at the New York University, at the University College Oxford, at the University Humboldt Berlin, and at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin – WZB.

Débora Donida

Master’s student in Law, State and Constitution at the University of Brasília (UnB). Graduated in Law at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). Holds a CAPES postgraduate scholarship and was awarded a scholarship by FAPDF. Works as a researcher in the constitutionalism line of the O Direito Achado na Rua research group.

FELIPE DE PAULA

Professor at FGVLaw and attorney at a Brazilian law firm. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of São Paulo, a master’s degree in Law from the University of Coimbra, and a doctoral degree in Law from USP and the Leiden University. Former federal public manager, he worked as Secretary of Human Rights and Citizenship for the City of São Paulo, Secretary for Legislative Affairs at the Ministry of Justice, and Deputy Secretary for Legal Affairs at the Brazilian Federal Presidency.

FERNANDO ROMANI SALES

PhD candidate in Constitutional Law at the University of São Paulo (USP), with a scholarship from Capes. Researcher at the Constitution, Politics and Institutions (CoPI) group from USP Faculty of Law. MSc in Law and Development from the São Paulo Law School of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV Direito SP). He was invited teacher and supervisor at the Brazilian Society of Public Law (SBDP/FGV Direito SP).

Gabriel Andion

Graduated in Law at the Federal University of Amazonas. Master’s student at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro’s Museu Nacional. Researcher on the project A Mata, As Ervas e o Axé, funded by FAPEAM within the scope of UFAM. Researcher at CoLar – Laboratory of Anthropology of Life, Ecology and Politics (PPGAS-UFAM).

LUCIANA SILVA REIS

Professor at the Federal University of Uberlandia and associate researcher at the Law & Democracy Unit at the Brazilian Center for Analysis & Planning – CEBRAP. She holds a bachelor’s, a master’s, and a doctoral degree in Law from the University of Sao Paulo. She worked as a researcher at Getúlio Vargas Foundation.

MARIANA CELANO DE SOUZA AMARAL

Master’s candidate in Sociology at the University of Sao Paulo, from where she also holds a bachelor’s degree in Law. While an undergraduate student, she did an exchange program at the University of Chile, where she worked as a researcher at the Justice Studies Center. She was a research intern at the Center of Studies on Crime and Penalty at FGV, a researcher at the Land, Work and Citizenship Institute (ITTC) and a clerk at the São Paulo Court of Justice.

NATALIA PIRES

Professor at Insper and researcher at the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of São Paulo, a master’s degree in Law from Yale University, and a master’s and a doctoral degree in Law from USP. She was a visiting researcher at the MacMillan Center for International & Area Studies at Yale University, a student fellow at the Global Health Justice Partnership at Yale University, and a visiting researcher at DEJUSTICIA.

PEDRO ANSEL

Sociologist, Capes Scholar and PhD candidate in the Post Graduate Program in Sociology of the Universidade Federal Fluminense,  where he also completed his master’s degree in Culture and Territorialities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, where he was a member of the Laboratory of Violence Analysis  (LAV-UERJ). He was also a Capes scholar for the Observatory of Education  (OBEDUC) program at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

Rafael Mafei Rabelo Queiroz

Professor at the University of São Paulo. He holds a bachelor’s, a master’s, and a doctoral degree in Law from USP. He was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Criminal Law in Freiburg, at the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies at the American University in Washington-DC, and at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford.

COMMUNICATIONS

Iara Crepaldi

Coordinator

Graduated in Social Communication and Journalism at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, she was a special master’s student at the School of Philosophy, Literature and Human Sciences at USP, the School of Communications and Arts at USP, and the Institute of Humanities, Arts and Sciences at UFBA. She specialized in photography and design at Central Saint Martins and in documentary filmmaking at City University, London, and in digital campaign communication at the Movement School in New York. She is a collaborator for UOL (homepage) and a science journalist for the Mephysto Antarctic Project (UFBA) and BR.OIL (UFBA).

Rafaela Toledo

Undergraduate student in Media Studies at Federal Fluminense University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais. She was a member of the Study Center for Transitional Justice (CJT) at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

MANAGEMENT

CONRADO HÜBNER MENDES

Director

RAFAEL MAFEI RABELO QUEIROZ

Director

ADRIANE SANCTIS

Director & Research Manager

NATHALIE ALBIERI LAUREANO

Strategy & Operations Manager

Bianca Barbosa

Administrative-Financial Coordinator

ANDRESSA MACIEL

Communications & Institutional Development

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

Marina Dias

President

BRUNA ANGOTTI

FELIPE DE PAULA

Gabriel Sampaio

FISCAL COUNCIL

MARCIANO SEABRA GODOI

MIGUEL GODOY

SHEILA NEDER CEREZETTI

CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL

CARLOS ARI SUNDFELD

CRISTINA SERRA

DEBORAH DUPRAT

FELIPE RECONCO

JEFFERSON NASCIMENTO

ROBERTO QUIROGA

RODRIGO PACHECO

ROGÉRIO ARANTES

SUELY ARAÚJO

FORMER EMPLOYEES

ALICE VOGAS

Researcher

Aline Herscovici

Researcher

ANNA CAROLINA VENTURINI

Researcher

Caio C. Vieira Machado

Researcher

Carolina C.B. Cooper

Strategy & Operations Manager

Danyelle Reis Carvalho

Researcher

JOANA SETZER

Researcher

KARINA OLIVEIRA

Communications

LUISA MOZETIC PLASTINO

Researcher

LUIZ GUILHERME PAIVA

Researcher

Mariana Zambom

Researcher

MARINA SLHESSARENKO BARRETO

Researcher

Nara Cunha

Researcher

NATÁLIA NERIS

Researcher

YURI MARCELO OLIVEIRA

Researcher

Transparency

LAUT adopts good practices focused on transparency, enabling access to information about its activities and financial reports. The research center is funded through donations from private sources, as well as national and international foundations and non-governmental organizations. These resources are invested in conducting research, disseminating its results, and promoting educational programs on manifestations of authoritarianism and the repression of freedoms, in addition to maintaining the necessary infrastructure for these purposes.

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PARTNERS

GPPI IBCCRIM IDDD Nexo Políticas Públicas Pacto pela Democracia Quatro Cinco Um Rubens Naves Santos Jr Advogados Washinton Brazil Office

SPONSORS

Fundação Tide Setubal Galo da Manhã Instituto Mattos Filho Opens Society Foundations Samambaia Filantropias Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

FORMER SPONSORS

Google Ibirapitanga ICS Ford Foundation