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Marta Machado

Marta Machado is full professor of Law at the Escola de Direito de São Paulo of the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) where she coordinates the Center of Studies on Crime and Punishment. Furthermore, she is a permanent researcher of the Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento and global fellow at the Centre on Law & Social Transformation (CMI/ Univ of Bergen). She earned her master and Ph.D. at the Faculdade de Direito of the Universidade de São Paulo. Recently, she has been visiting professor at the University of Toronto and Columbia Law School.  She is interested in researching criminal law, general theory of law and sociology of law. Her most recent research is located in the inter-disciplinary field of Law, Political Science and Legal-Sociology and focuses on the relations between social movements and Law. She has been developing studies applied to the fields of racism, gender, human rights and the right to protest.

Research areas:
Criminal law
General theory of law
Sociology of law

Selected publications:
Machado, Marta; Alvez Maciel, Debora (2017): “The battle over abortion rights in Brazil’s State Arenas, 1995-2006”, in: Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal, 19, 119-132.

Machado, Marta; Lima, Márcia; Neris, Natália (2016): “RACISMO E INSULTO RACIAL NA SOCIEDADE BRASILEIRA: Dinâmicas de reconhecimento e invisibilização a partir do direito”, in: Novos Estudos CEBRAP, 35.03, 11-28.

Machado, Marta; Machado, Maira; Ferreira, Luisa (2016): ““Nuremberg às avessas”: o massacre do Carandiru e as decisões de responsabilização em casos de violação de direitos humanos”, in: Culturas Jurídicas, 3, 123-157.

Machado, Marta (2016): “Punição, culpa e comunicação: é possível superar a necessidade da inflição de sofrimento no debate teórico sobre a pena?”, in: Rev. Fac. Direito UFMG, 69, 389 – 414.