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Lucas Melgaço

Professor, Criminology
+32 2 629 14 77



Lucas Melgaço is a Professor at the Department of Criminology and is a former post-doctoral researcher at the same department. He was also a former post-doc at the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University, Canada and at the Department of Geography at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
He has a doctorate degree in Social Geography from a partnership between the University of São Paulo and the University of Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne.
His main scientific interests are in the domains of surveillance, public order, social movements and protests, policing, urban criminology, social geography, and in the relationships between information and communication technologies, space and security.
He has also worked on translating and introducing the theories of the Brazilian scholar Milton Santos to the English-speaking community.
Lucas is editor-in-chief of the journal Criminological Encounters.

Current teaching:
Profiel Politie en Veiligheid (Profile Police and Security); Profiel Criminaliteit en de Stad (Profile Crime and the City); Inleiding tot de Criminologie (Introduction to Criminology)

Previous education:
Bachelor of Arts in Geography; Teacher Training Degree in Geography; Master in Human Geography; Doctor in Social Geography




Room 4B349
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels