About Me

PhD Candidate, Dept. Media and Communication London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Researcher, Cybersecurity & Digital Liberties Igarapé Institute

Hello World!

I’m a PhD candidate in Data, Networks and Society in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where I’m conducting research on emerging security epistemologies, cybersecurity governance, and incident response. I am interested in areas such as cybersecurity and Internet governance, platform and infrastructure studies, cyber norms, computer-mediated communication, critical security studies, risk and STS – all of which intersect in different ways with my current research.

I lead research and cyberpolicy engagement at Igarapé Institute’s Cybersecurity and Digital Liberties Program. This includes coordinating projects related to the implementation of surveillance technologies for public security, IoT, and cyber capacity building (you’ll also find me writing regularly about Brazil’s role in international/national cybersecurity). For five years, I was also a non-resident research fellow at the Brazilian Naval War College (NAC-EGN) Nucleus for Context Analysis writing periodically on the geopolitics of technology.

I also hold a MSc in Media and Communications (Data and Society) from the LSE (distinction), where I studied the governmentality of IoT Platforms – that is, relationship between big tech companies and technical architectures in shaping security. Prior to this, I concluded my BA in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (distinction), having been granted the ‘Gerson Moura Award’ for best IR dissertation entitled: “Cybersecurity and Internet Governance: Two Competing Fields”?

For more than five years, I have continuously worked in the intersection between Internet governance and cybersecurity communities of practitioners. This includes national, regional and international negotiations (track 1.5 and 2) and fora in both fields. I also had the honour of being selected to represent Brazil at the BRICS Youth Forum 2017.

In 2020, I was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) – a global platform for international cooperation on cyber capacity building. I am also part of the Advisory Group of Carnegie Endowment’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations (PCIO).

My previous experience includes consultancy for technical bodies, a UNESCO project on “What if we all governed the Internet”, and research in Internet governance, privacy, and security at the Center for Technology and Society at Getúlio Vargas Foundation (CTS-FGV).

In my spare time, I really enjoy outdoor walks, photography (amateur here, folks), watching Broadway musicals and Star Trek. 🙂