Rafael Nunes is a J.S.D. Candidate at Yale Law School (2019-) and a Ph.D. Candidate in Constitutional Law at the Law School of the University of São Paulo (2016-). He was a Fox Fellow at El Colegio de Mexico (2018-2019). He holds a Master of Laws from Yale Law School (2017-2018), a Master of Laws in Public Law from University of São Paulo (2015), and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from Federal University of Maranhão (2013).
His current research agenda focuses on political economy of digital speech, in particular on the reasons why territorial governments use different techniques and long-term strategies to control digital speech. It aims to offer a typology of digital speech control strategies, their advantages and disadvantages, and an underlying theory of the conditions under which governments and powerful private actors are likely to adopt one strategy over the other.