Delano Aragão Vaz

PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, Queen's University

Delano Aragao Vaz
Delano Aragao Vaz

Delano is currently a PhD student in the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, under the joint supervision of Professor David Murakami Wood (Department of Sociology) and Professor Lisa Kelly (Faculty of Law). Currently, as an Ontario Trillium Scholarship holder he is exploring the intersectionality of law and surveillance. His research focuses on socio-legal issues related to race, colonialism, big data, national security and (suppression of) dissent.
As a Chevening Scholar, he obtained an LLM at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. In his master’s dissertation, under the supervision of Professor Mike Nellis, he explored the implications of the Snowden revelations, analysing them from the perspective of Bauman’s liquid modernity and investigating the role of online platforms in modern surveillance practices and their relationship with state agencies.
Prior to attending Law School in Brazil, he trained as an Engineer at the National Institute of Technology, in Japan, as a Monbukagakusho Scholar (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan).
Delano is also a lawyer and clerked with a Court of Appeal in Brazil. Out of sheer curiosity, he lived for a year and a half in Russia, but still struggles with that language. The decision to move there might have been influenced by the 2018 FIFA World Cup.