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João Vitor Cardoso

João Vitor Cardoso was an ethnographer at the Chilean Constitutional Convention (2021-2022). He is a Ph.D. candidate from the University of Chile and holds a M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of São Paulo (FFLCH-USP). He studies sociological constitutionalism and constitutional politics with a special focus on Brazil and Chile. His research focuses on constitution-making, rights talk, and legal pluralism. He lectured courses on the judicialization of politics, fundamental rights, and access to justice at the LLM in Constitutional Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (Cogeae/PUC-SP) and was a Visiting Scholar at Florida State University (FSU) and at Paris Descartes University (Paris V).  His dissertation consists of a “constitutional ethnography” with the aim of unveiling the extent to which the constitution depends for its normative effectiveness as an institutional design on the very idea of an integrated society and on a constitutional identity commonly shared within a broad spectrum of political forces.


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