Lívia Gonçalves Buzolin

Global Fellow

PhD candidate, São Paulo Law School, Getulio Vargas Foundation


Lívia Gonçalves Buzolin is a PhD candidate in Law and Development at FGV Sao Paulo Law School (Brazil). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Communication from the University of the State of São Paulo, a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University Presbiteriana Mackenzie and a master’s degree in Law and Development from FGV. 

She works in the field of socio-legal studies, and her research interests include sexuality, gender, race, human rights, legislative processes, and courts.

Lívia was a guest researcher at the Centre on Law & Social Transformation from August to November 2022, where she worked on her dissertation on LGBTI rights, abortion, and affirmative action policies in Brazil from a state-centred perspective. She was also involved in the project Queer Lawfare Seminar Series, as well as other academic activities and projects hosted by LawTransform, the University of Bergen, and the Chr. Michelsen Institute.