Lúcia Arruda


PhD student in the PhD Program in Human Rights in Contemporary Societies, since 2019, with a research project in the area of reception and integration policies for refugees and migrants in the European Union/ Internal and External Borders. Lúcia Arruda has a law degree, with a master's degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention at the University of Bologna, Italy, 2002. In 2008/2016, she was a political and social activist, working as a Legal Advisor at the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of the Azores, in which, in 2016, she also held the position of Regional Deputy, for the Bloco de Esquerda / Açores. Between 2003 and 2008, he was a jurist at the Regional Human Mobility Support Network, with the NGOs Kairós and ARRISCA, in the development of integration and social justice policies, related to more socially vulnerable publics, such as immigrant citizens, returnees, ex-prisoners and women victims of gender violence.