Lucas E. A. Prates is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology, working on legal and political anthropology. He is interested in the overlap between indigenous cosmologies, environmental justice, and storytelling. His current research project traces how Amerindian thought is being re-signified in Brazil through insurgent legal and artistic practices.
Lucas holds an LL.B. from Federal University of Paraná (Brazil), and an LL.M. in Human Rights from Birkbeck, University of London. He is an attorney licensed by the Brazilian Bar Association, having worked in non-governmental organizations alongside indigenous peoples and other traditional communities.