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Samuel Barbosa

Samuel Barbosa is Professor at the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP) and is the current President of the Brazilian Institute of History of Law (IBHD). He holds a Ph.D. in Theory of Law from the University of São Paulo and a Master’s degree in Religion-Old Testament Sciences from the Universidade Metodista de São Paulo. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the Max-Planck Institute for European Legal History (Frankfurt, Germany) in 2013-2014 and was a visiting researcher at the Institute in 2017 and 2018. His research focuses on the translations between normative orders and the inherent disputes and tensions that occur due to the interpretation of the law.

Research areas:
History of Law
Theory of Law

Recent publications:
Barbosa, Samuel and Cunha, Manuela Carneiro da (2018): Direitos dos povos indígenas em disputa, São Paulo: Ed. Unesp.

Barbosa, Samuel (eds.) (2018): “STF em Discussão”/”O mal-estar do STF”, Novos Estudos Cebrap, 110, 37, 1.

Barbosa, Samuel (2017): “Produzir provas ou interpretar o direito? Usos da história na definição dos direitos territoriais indígenas no Brasil”, in:

Duve, Thomas (eds.), XIX Congreso del Instituto Internacional de Historia del Derecho Indiano, Madrid: Dykinson, 1, 695-706.