CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Dr. Nicolás Brando

Newton International Fellow

Centre for Children's Rights - Queen's University Belfast

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1238-2205

 

ACADEMIC MILESTONES

PHD IN PHILOSOPHY

Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven

October 2014 - October 2018

Dissertation: Not Just for Kids: Childhood, Equality and the Limits of Freedom in Liberal Theory. Received a Summa Cum Laude, and an Honorary Mention for the Prijs Derine.

MA IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Pompeu Fabra University, Department of Political and Social Sciences

September 2013 - July 2014

BA IN HUMANITIES

Pompeu Fabra University, Faculty of Humanities

September 2009 - July 2013

 

RESEARCH POSITIONS

NEWTON INTERNATIONAL FELLOW

Centre for Children's Rights - Queen's University Belfast

March 2020 - March 2022

Fellowship awarded by the British Academy to carry out research on children's rights. Supervised and supported by Prof. Laura Lundy and Prof. Em. David Archard.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW

Institute of Philosophy - KU Leuven

November 2018 - November 2019

Fellowship for research in moral and political philosophy. Funded by the KU Leuven Research Council.

ASSOCIATED RESEARCHER

Taking Age Disadvantage Seriously (TADS) Project

November 2017 - November 2019

Research on childhood and age discrimination. Funded by the Czech Science Foundation. P.I. Axel Gosseries.

RESEARCH FELLOW

Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

October 2014 - October 2018

Fellowship to carry out doctoral research on international law and democracy. Funded by the KU Leuven Research Council.

ASSISTANT RESEARCHER

Department of Law - Pompeu Fabra University

March 2014 - July 2015.

Assisting research on global justice and natural resource for Prof. Paula Casal.

 

TEACHING POSITIONS

LECTURER

Queen's University Belfast 2020-2021

"Children’s Rights Theory" for the MSc module on Perspectives on Childhood and Youth. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

VISITING LECTURER

University of Western Cape (2018)

PhD Lecture series “Theories and Methods for Research in Childhood Studies”. Cape Town, South Africa.

LECTURER

KU Leuven 2018 - 2019

3rd year seminar on the Ethics of Vulnerability. Leuven, Belgium

BA THESIS SUPERVISION

KU Leuven 2018 - 2019

Supervision of Philosophy theses for the students in the Ethics track. Leuven, Belgium.

TEACHING ASSISTANT

Pompeu Fabra University 2011 - 2013

Tutoring BA students in Liberal Arts one-on-one. Contemporary studies track. Barcelona, Spain.

 

RESEARCH MEMBERSHIP

HONORARY SCHOLAR

School of Social Science, Education and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast

CO-COORDINATOR

Children and Youth Thematic Group - Human Development and Capabilities Association

SENIOR MEMBER

Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

MEMBER

Human Development and Capabilities Association

MEMBER

Demography, Ethics and Public Policy Research Network

REVIEWER

Journal of Global Ethics, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Globalizations, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, International Journal of Children's Rights, Ethics & Global Politics, Social Theory and Practice.

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2020-2022

NEWTON INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

Successful project proposal on Children’s Right’s Theory. Awarded by the British Academy. Host: Prof. Laura Lundy. 99.000 pounds.

2019

PRIJS DERINE - HONORARY MENTION

Best doctoral dissertation on social justice. KU Leuven’s Metaforum Interdisciplinary think-tank. 2500 euros.

2018

HORIZON 2020 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROGRAMME

(Grant 770142) (PI: Prof. Jan Wouters). June 2018. Member of the core team for the successful RECONNECT project proposal. European Union Research and Innovation. 5 million euros.

2014-2018

DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

(Grant PF10/001) Successful project proposal for doctoral research on philosophy and international law. Awarded by the KU Leuven Research Council. Circa 150.000 euros.

2013-2014

MASTERS’ TUITION GRANT

Best project proposal for MA programme in Political Science. Department of Social and Political Science, Pompeu Fabra University. 2100 euros.

2013

Best Bachelor’s Thesis in the Humanities. Faculty of Humanities, Pompeu Fabra University. 300 euros.

BEST THESIS IN THE HUMANITIES

2012

EXCELLENCE IN PROJECTS ON INNOVATION

Recognition by the Major of Hong Kong for outstanding documentary work (documentary on Water Pollution in Contemporary China). City University of Hong Kong-Government of Hong Kong. No monetary compensation.

2011

BANCAJA INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY GRANT

Support for travel to develop outstanding projects on international relations and politics. Bancaja Bank, Spain. 1200 euros.

2011

AGAUR-MOBINT GRANT

Outstanding proposals for research visits outside of the European Union (City University of Hong Kong). Government of Catalonia. 800 euros.

 

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