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Rui Cunha Martins

He is Professor at the University of Coimbra (the Institute of the History and Theory of Ideas), where he teaches in the Doctoral programme on Advanced Contemporary Studies. He is a researcher at the Centre for 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies (CEIS20), where he is responsible for research topic entitled “Frontier, Democracy and Human Rights”. In addition, he is an associate researcher at CITCEM. He is also associated with Post-Graduate programmes as a Guest Lecturer and a member of networks or research groups in several Spanish and Brazilian universities, namely in Barcelona, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and Recife. He conducts research in areas encompassing contemporary history (the problematics of political change and transition, the problematics of borders and statehood, and regimes in evidence and regimes of truth) intersecting with the theory of history, the theory of law and political theory. He has coordinated several Doctorate and Master’s dissertations in these areas of expertise. In addition to the work, Portugal 1974: Transição Política em Perspectiva Histórica [“Portugal 1974: a historical perspective on the political transition”] which he edited, he is the author of O Método da Fronteira: Radiografia Histórica de um Dispositivo Contemporâneo (matrizes ibéricas e americanas) [“Frontier methods: Historical Radiography of a Contemporary Device (Iberian and American matrixes)”], Coimbra: Almedina (2008), which was first published in Spain (El Método de la Frontera, Salamanca: Ediciones de la Universidad, 2007), and O Ponto Cego do Direito. The Brazilian Lessons [“Law’s blind spot. The Brazilian lessons.”] Rio de Janeiro: Editora Lumen Juris (2010).