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Selected Publications

Published or In press

Discriminatory practices in healthcare affecting Sexual and Gender Minorities in South Africa: implications for health and human rights

Journal of Health Management (Accepted, Forthcoming 2024)​

SAGE Publications.



Brazil’s Yanomami health disaster: addressing the public health emergency requires advancing criminal accountability

Frontiers in Public Health (April 2023)


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Oil giant, climate savior, or somewhere in between? Human rights and the Norwegian climate paradox

Int. J. of Public Law and Policy (Online first, 2023)


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Latin American perspectives on Indigenous social work: in search of mind, body, and soul

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples (2023)

SAGE Publications. 


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Health care access by transgender persons in South Africa: gender-based discrimination, human rights violations, and the role of the African human rights system

Journal Health and Technology (JHT)    (2022) 


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Critical Perspectives on Social Work and Social Policy Practice with Vulnerable Migrants in an Era of Emergencies

Social Policy Review 34 (2022)

Bristol University Press.


Challenges in making school social work a reality in Brazilian schools

International Social Work (2021)

SAGE Journals​.



The management (or lack thereof) of COVID-19 in Brazil: implications for human rights and public health

International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare (2020-2021)​

Emerald Publishing.


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Book Review: Mary Mee-Yin Yuen, Solidarity and Reciprocity with Migrants in Asia: Catholic and Confucian Ethics in Dialogue

Asian and Pacific Migration Journal (2021)

SAGE Journals​.



Gender-Awareness amongst Brazilian Children Enrolled in Primary Education: Implications for Women’s Rights & Equality

Géneros: Multidisciplinary Journal of Gender Studies (2020)

Hipatia Press.


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The Role of Rights-Based Social Work in Contemporary Latin American Diasporas: the Case of Venezuelan Migrant Children

Journal of Human Rights and Social Work (2019)​

Springer Nature. 


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​Indigenous Rights, Necropolitics and the 'Daily Genocides' of Brazil’s Native and Traditional Peoples

In "Língua(gens), Literaturas, Culturas, Identidades e Direitos Indígenas no Brasil"  [Language, Literature, Culture, Identities, and Indigenous Rights in Brazil] (2021)​

BAGAI Editora.


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Dream the impossible dream? An ecosocialist account of the human right to a healthy environment

Direito Ambiental & Sociedade [Environmental Law & Society] (2020)

The Right to Data Protection Versus “Security”:
Contradictions of the Rights-Discourse in the Brazilian General Personal Data Protection Act (LGPD)

Revista Direitos Culturais [Cultural Rights Review] (2020) 

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In Tech We Trust? Some General Remarks on
Law in the Technological Era from a Third World Perspective

 Journal Juridical Opinion / Revista Opinião Jurídica (2019)

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Creating bridges between international relations theory and international human rights law: constructivism and the role of Brazil in the Inter-American system of human rights

 Brazilian Journal of International Law / Revista de Direito Internacional (2018)

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Submitted or under review

Under preparation / In Progress

International and Comparative Social Work Research in Latin America: Tapping into the Untapped Potentials

Hunger and Climate (In)Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean: Challenges for the Social Work Profession in an Era of Intersecting Emergencies

Climate Change and Green Social Work: An Ecosocialist Critique

For a complete list of my publications, please take a look at my CV.


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