Luana Xavier Pinto Coelho


Biography

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, critical race theory.


Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Coelho, Luana; Madruga da Cunha, Isabella (2020), "Direito à cidade contra o desenvolvimento", Direito & Praxis, 11, 1, 535-560

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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