Tatiana Morais
  • Campus de Campolide

    1099-032 Lisboa

    Portugal

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PhD projects

Gender and Migration;
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence;
Intersectional Feminism;
Vulnerability Theory.

20152023

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Personal information

Tatiana Morais earned her PhD in Law (summa cum laude | distinção e louvor) from NOVA School of Law.

She also holds a LLM in Human Rights (magna cum laude) from Minho University and a LLB from the University of Lisboa.

Her academic research focuses on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) cases in the country of asylum from an intersectional standpoint.

Tatiana has a strong background in migration and gender issues and qualitative methods. From 2017 until 2019, she has done fieldwork in Greece, Israel, and Uganda on SGBV targeting refugee and asylum-seeking women.

To conduct her PhD research, Tatiana was the recipient of FCT scholarship; FCT studentship; and Fulbright Grant.

As a Fulbright Visiting Researcher, she conducted part of her data analysis at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Previously, she was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Bristol and a Visiting Researcher at College of Law and Business, in Ramat-Gan.

Her research impact includes recommendations for legal reforms regarding sexual harassment, made in collaboration with and based on the expertise of members of UMAR ["Assédio sexual no trabalho: uma reflexão a partir de ordenamentos jurídicos"]. And recommendations for legal reforms regarding sexual violence, in collaboration with and based on the expertise of members of APMJ ["Os primeiros impactos da Convenção de Istambul: da relutância do legislador nacional em adoptar a falta de consentimento como elemento do tipo legal do crime de violação"]. Both sets of recommendations were taken into account in subsequent legal reforms introduced at national level.

Previously, Tatiana worked as a lawyer; as a legal advisor and jurist in a feminist NGO. She was a project manager, she managed 6 Erasmus+ and REC projects simultaneously. All the projects focused on gender and migration from an intersectional standpoint, while making recommendations to foster refugees' and migrants' inclusion and access to the labour market.

She also provided legal training to social workers, associations and NGOs' workers on the following subjects: “Gender and Migration: SGBV from an intersectional standpoint”; “Sexual Violence - legal framework”; “Domestic Violence - legal framework”; among others.

Tatiana is admitted to practice as an attorney in Portugal and is a certified legal trainer (CCP).

Tatiana is currently a researcher at CEDIS.
Tatiana is also a research associate and member of the Advisory Board at Nova Refugee Legal Clinic.

Her research interests include Human Rights, Gender Issues, SGBV in the workplace, public spaces, armed conflict and during the refugee cycle; Restorative Justice and Retributive Justice, Gender Dimension of Trafficking and Smuggling, Intersectional Feminism, Systems of Oppression and Theory of Vulnerability.

External positions

Research Associate & Member of the Advisory Board, Nova Refugee Legal Clinic

1 Sept 2022 → …

Fulbright Visiting Researcher, University of California, Santa Barbara

Sept 2019Jan 2020

Visiting Researcher, College of Law and Business (Ramat-Gan)

Oct 2018Jul 2019

Visiting Researcher, University of Bristol

Oct 2017Dec 2017

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