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Nuno Ferreira, Prof

University of Sussex, School of Law, Politics and Sociology

Areas of Expertise

Country of residence

United Kingdom

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Research Discipline



Nuno Ferreira welcomes media enquiries in his fields of expertise. Nuno often engages with non-academic audiences, namely in relation to human rights, discrimination, refugee and LGBT themes, by working with the media and community groups on these topics. Nuno has, for example, published in The Conversation and produced reports for the BBC on the Muslim headscarf debate, as well as written short pieces on human rights in the UK. Nuno has also published on LGBT refugees in Le Monde Diplomatique and co-convened events in the Being Human Festival.

Language Skills

  • English (fluent)
  • Portuguese (mother tongue)
  • Italian (fluent)
  • Spanish (working knowledge)
  • German (working knowledge)
  • French (working knowledge)


Nuno Ferreira is a Professor of Law at the University of Sussex. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Wuhan University (China) and the School of Law of the University of Lisbon (Portugal), as well as a guest scholar at the University of Girona (Spain) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Sweden). Nuno is a legal expert in human rights, discrimination, European, children's rights, and asylum and refugee law. Nuno uses socio-legal, comparative, empirical and policy-oriented perspectives in his work. Nuno has published widely with top publishers and journals, and participated in several high-profile externally funded research projects. Nuno is a Horizon 2020 ERC Starting Grant recipient, leading the project SOGICA - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum (2016-2020).