Leonardo Barros da Silva Menezes

Academic degree:

Professional category:
Investigador (com bolsa)

Research group(s):
Teoria Política



Institutional address:

Universidade do Minho
Instituto de Letras e Ciências Humanas
Campus de Gualtar
4710-057 Braga

Short bionote:

In my PhD project, I analyze the just distribution of refugees between states and their ethical duties. I argue that a just distribution of refugees across states is an important normative goal and, accordingly, I attempt to rethink the normative foundations of the global refugee regime. 

I hold a BA degree in Social Sciences (honors: Magna Cum Laude) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) where I was research assistant both in the Laboratory of Urban Anthropology (LAU) and at the Center of Studies in Political Theory (NUTEP) from 2009 to 2012. After having earned a MA degree in Political Science at the University of São Paulo (USP), I decided to further my studies in normative and political theory, and enrolled in a second MA in Political Theory at Sciences Po (Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris).

Research interests:

Theories of Justice, Global Justice, Refugeehood / Refugees, Human Rights, Migration, Moral Pluralism, Religious Tolerance.