Lucas Melgaço


Lucas Melgaço
Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS)
Building B, room 4B351
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
B-1050 Brussels

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Lucas Melgaço is a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Criminology at the VUB and a research associate at LSTS and at CRIS - Crime and Society Research Group. He is the holder of a six-year (3+3) fellowship granted by Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO) for his post-doctoral projects “Public Demonstrations in the Information Age: The Role of Social Networking Sites, Smartphones and Surveillance” and, previously, "Monitored Youth: Understanding the consequences of Surveillance Practices on Young People and their Behaviour".

Lucas is an associate lecturer for the course "Crime and the City" for master students of the degree in Criminology. He is also a former post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University, Canada and at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has a doctorate degree in Geography from a partnership between the University of São Paulo and the University of Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne.

Lucas Melgaço's main scientific interests are in the domains of surveillance, social movements and protests, social geography, urban conflicts and in the relationships between information and communication technologies and security. He has also worked on translating and introducing the theories of the Brazilian geographer Milton Santos to the English-speaking community. Lucas is co-editor of the forthcoming books “Order and Conflict in Public Space” and “Protests in the Information Age: Social Movements, Digital Practices and Surveillance” both by Routledge. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Criminological Encounters.

You can follow him on twitter: @lucas_melgaco

De Backer Mattias Lucien, Melgaço Lucas, Varna Georgiana, Menichelli Francesca (2016) Order and Conflict in Public Space. Routledge. ▸ Abstract

Melgaço Lucas (2016) De andere van de anderen ben ik. De Wereld Morgen. ▸ Abstract

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Melgaço Lucas (2016) El otro de los otros soy yo. Nuestra Aparente Rendición. ▸ Abstract

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Melgaço Lucas (2016) O outro dos outros sou eu. Brasil Debate. ▸ Abstract

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Melgaço Lucas (2016) The other of the others am I. Open Democracy. ▸ Abstract

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Melgaço Lucas (2015) Chaos voorspellen: politie en oproercontrole in Brussel. Tijdschrift voor de Politie (9) 77(9): 26-30. ▸ Abstract

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Melgaço Lucas (2015) Digital Eyes on the Street. In: International Conference: Local Government and Urban Governance. ▸ Abstract

Melgaço Lucas (2015) Espaço e Vigilância. In: Anais do III Simpósio Internacional LAVITS, pp. 328-341. ▸ Abstract

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Melgaço Lucas (2015) Meer camera's, meer veiligheid? Een analyse over de doeltreffendheid van videosurveillance. Orde van de Dag - Criminaliteit en Samenleving (69): 43-52. ▸ Abstract

Melgaço Lucas (2015) Multiple Surveillance on the Digitized Campus. Radical Pedagogy (1) 12: 27-51. ▸ Abstract

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Melgaço Lucas (2015) Spaces of protest. In: Eurocrim 2015. ▸ Abstract

Melgaço Lucas (2015) “Invisible” in Public Space. In: Fifth EUGEO Congress on the Geography of Europe. ▸ Abstract

Melgaço Lucas, Arteaga Botello Nelson (2015) The Securitization of Latin American Cities. urbe: Brazilian Journal of Urban Management (2) 7: 149-153. ▸ Abstract

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Melgaço Lucas, Steenhout Iris (2015) Scenes from a bird’s eye view: Imaging the Brussels protests via Twitter. In: The Stockholm Criminology Symposium 2015. ▸ Abstract

Melgaço Lucas (2014) Analyzing Protests Against Police Brutality in Brussels. In: Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society. ▸ Abstract

Melgaço Lucas (2014) Analyzing Recent Mass Demonstrations. In: Eurocrim 2014. ▸ Abstract

Melgaço Lucas (2014) Monitoring Crowd Events: Surveillance of Public Demonstrations in Brussels and Rio de Janeiro. In: Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). ▸ Abstract

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Melgaço Lucas (2014) Unveiling the Archives of the Brazilian Dictatorship (1964‐1985). In: The Sixth Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference. ▸ Abstract

Melgaço Lucas, Medeiros Pimenta Ricardo (2014) Brazilian Universities Under Surveillance: Information Control During the Military Dictatorship (1964–1985). In: Histories of State Surveillance in Europe and Beyond. Routledge, pp. 118-131. ▸ Abstract

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De Melo Melgaço Lucas (2013) Security and Surveillance in Times of Globalization: An Appraisal of Milton Santos’ Theory. International Journal of E-Planning Research (4) 2(4): 1-12. ▸ Abstract

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De Melo Melgaço Lucas, Arteaga Botello Nelson (2013) A Short Comment on Surveillance and Security in the E-Planned City. International Journal of E-Planning Research (4) 2(4): 75-78. ▸ Abstract

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Melgaço Lucas, Verfaillie Kristof, Hildebrandt Mireille (2013) CCTV and Smart CCTV effectiveness: a meta-level analysis. SIAM - Security Impact Assessment Measures. ▸ Abstract

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