Professor, Brazilian Center of Studies in Law and Religion, Federal University of Uberlândia
Rodrigo Vitorino Souza Alves (LLB, LLM, PhD) is a professor of law at the Federal University of Uberlândia (Brazil), where he also serves as head of the Constitutional, International, and Human Rights Law Unit. He leads the Brazilian Center of Studies in Law and Religion, which focuses on religious freedom, protection of religious minorities, antidiscrimination norms and religion-state relations. Alves has been a visiting academic/fellow at the University of Oxford, the Autonomous University of Lisbon, and the ICLRS. He has been invited as a law and religion expert by national and international organizations such as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Organization of American States Permanent Council, and the International Development Law Organization. He has presented his research at events in various countries. Rodrigo sits on the advisory board of the Advanced Program on Religion and the Rule of Law at Oxford and the editorial board for the book series Law and Religion in a Global Context.