Biography

Rafael Mafei Rabelo Queiroz is Associate Professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, Faculty of Law (Department of Legal Philosophy and Legal Sociology). His masters and PhD investigated the reception of European legal culture regarding crime and punishment among Brazilian jurists of the 19th and 20th century. His habilitation thesis focused on the political behaviour of justices in the Brazilian Supreme Court during the military-civil dictatorship of 1964-1985, as told by the unpublished personal diaries of one of the court's justices. While at CSLS, he will be working a book based on his habilitation thesis, as well as an article on the conflict between online anonymity and the constitutional limitation to anonymous speech in Brazil, as interpreted by courts. His main teaching subjects are Legal Reasoning and Legal Methodology, Special Topics in Legal and Political Philosophy, and Brazilian Legal History.

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