Patrícia Branco


Biography

Patrícia Branco is a researcher hired under the Scientific Employment Stimulus Program (CEECIND / 00126/2017), and she is a member of the research group DECIDe. She holds a PhD in Sociology of Law, within the scope of the "Law, Justice and Citizenship in the 21st century" program, from the University of Coimbra, with the thesis "Courts as spaces for recognition, functionality and access to justice - the case study of the Family and Child Courts in Portugal". Currently, she is part of the research project "YOUTHRESPONSE. Young adults: criminal law and the judicial response", coordinated by João Pedroso, and financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). She was a Post-Doctoral fellow, by FCT (Ref. SFRH / BPD / 102236/2014), with the research project "Courts, their communities and citizens: the effectiveness in accessing the law and justice (territorial, spatial and symbolic) of the new reform of the judicial organization ". Former Former Fellow of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Recht als Kultur / Law as Culture", University of Bonn, Germany, where she developed the research project "Into, from and back again: a discussion on courthouse architecture, the image of justice and literature". Her research interests and publications focus on the issue of courthouse architecture and the spaces of justice (s); changes in family, child and youth law, and their relationship with the themes of gender and juvenile delinquency and crime; the relationship between law and the humanities; and, more recently, the connections between food and law.


Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Branco, Patrícia (2021), Riflessioni sull'architettura e gli edifici dei tribunali: il rapporto con l'accesso alla giustizia, in Maria Giulia Bernardini, Orsetta Giolo (org.), Abitare i diritti. Per una critica del rapporto tra giustizia e spazi urbani. Pisa: Pacini Editore Srl, 91-106

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Book Chapter

Branco, Patrícia (2021), Constitutions Written in Stone? Considering the Architecture of Supreme and Constitutional Courts, in Werner Gephart & Jan Cristoph Suntrup (org.), Dynamics of Constitutional Cultures. The Cultural Manifestation and Political Force Field of Constitutionalism. Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, 43-66

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Article in Scientific journal

Branco, Patrícia (2020), "Time, Art, and the Law: A Matter of Perspective. A Comment on "Danse Macabre. Temporalities of Law in the Visual Arts"", Ethics & Politics. A Review of Philosophy, XXII, 3, 419-422

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