Rafael Carrano Lelis

PhD student in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), awarded a full scholarship, researching the production of LGBTI subjects in International Human Rights Law discourse. Holds a Master’s in Law (concentration area: State Theory and Constitutional Law) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), funded by the Brazilian Research Agency (CAPES). Holds a Graduate Certificate (‘Specialization’) in Gender and Sexuality from the Institute of Social Medicine of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (IMS/UERJ) and a Bachelor's Degree in Law from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF) with an exchange period at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (FDUL). Served as Research Consultant for ILGA World between 2020 and 2021. Created and coordinated (2017-2019) the TODXS Center for Research on LGBTI+ Public Policy. He was a CAPES Young Talents for Science fellow and a researcher at HOMA – Business and Human Rights Center, funded by the Ford Foundation. He is the author of a number of publications in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian, including books, book chapters, articles in peer reviewed journals, and research reports.


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