Luana Coelho


Luana is a junior researcher at the project POLITICS: The politics of anti-racism in Europe and Latin America: knowledge production, decision-making and collective struggles, coordinated by Silvia Maeso. She is current PhD student at the Program "Human Rights in Contemporary Societies"(CES/IIIUC). She has a bachelor in Law and a master in Urban Development and International Cooperation (IUG-UPMF, Grenoble/ France and TUD, Darmstadt/ Germany). She has worked for the last four years at the Human Rights Organization Terra de Direitos (Curitiba/ Brazil) as executive coordinator and legal adviser for social movements and communities struggling for urban and rural land. She has also worked as a researcher at the binational project 'City and otherness: multiculturalism coexistence and urban justice' (UFMG, Belo Horizonte/Brazil), investigating the impact of slum upgrading projects in communities in Belo Horizonte. Her current interests are racism, city divide and racial segregation; the relation between law and space, particularly into critical legal geographies and black geographies.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Coelho, Luana (2019), "'You should go back to where you belong': reflections on race, space and identity", Cabo dos Trabalhos. Human Rights: Perspectives for the 21st century, 19, 1-11

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Book Chapter

Coelho, Luana; Melgaço, Lorena (2019), Raça, espaço e direito: reflexões para uma agenda decolonial no Direito Urbanístico, in José Geraldo de Sousa Junior et al (org.), Introdução crítica ao direito urbanístico. Brasília: Editora Universidade de Brasília, 137-144

Article in Scientific journal

Coelho, Luana (2019), ""Nem tudo é sobre raça": evadindo o debate sobre racismo no marco jurídico-político latino-americano", Direito & Praxis, 10, 3, 1981-2006