About Me

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

Digital Security Programme Lead, Igarapé Institute

Hello World!

I’m a PhD Researcher 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 Digital Security Programme. 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).

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.

Throughout the past years, I have continuously worked at 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 honor 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) and the Centre for Information Resilience (CIR).

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).