Jessica Morris


PhD Candidate in Human Rights in Contemporary Societies (CES) and recipient of FCT scholarship. Holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law (US) and a Bacharel in Law degree from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil). Served as Director of the International Graduate Law Programs at the University of Miami School of Law (US), where taught courses in US Constitutional Law as well as International Human Rights Law. She also taught the course Human Rights from a Global South Perspective as a Visiting Professor at FGV Law in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and has given lectures at universities in Brazil, Argentina, Panamá, México, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, US, among others. She served as the Executive Director of Conectas Human Rights, field attorney at the National Labor Relations Board and Associate at the firm of Greenberg Traurig. With more than a decade of service pro bono to non-profit organizations, she currently is a member of the National Advisory Council of Amnesty International USA and was a member of its Board of Directors for six years. Her main areas of interest include human rights, democracy, feminist movements in Latin America, mobilization of law, US and Brazilian constitutional law and legal education.