Raziel Miranda

Visiting PhD Candidate, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (September - November 2019)

Raziel is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), where he works as researcher and lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Administration. He graduated in History and Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG-Brazil) and University of Santiago de Compostela (USC-Spain). His fields of research are security and crime policies, intelligence and governance, and surveillance studies. His work on Management of Risks and Securitization was awarded the Jean Pinatel National Prize of Criminology in 2016. His lastest work includes publications in more than five countries, such as “Between normality and political exceptionality in security” and “Personal data management and accountability: European regulation, market principles and civic agency strategies”.

Currently, his thesis dissertation is entitled “Surveillance and Accountability in contemporary paths: From national security dilemmas to informational security assemblages in Spain and Brazil (1975-2020)”. The objective of this research is to identify and assess the legal and societal accountability mechanisms that have emerged in two paradigms: a) the institutional and governance forms to calibrate intelligence agencies since the democratic transitions, and b) the new forms to control personal data in the informational network of surveillance machineries nowadays.

Before coming to the SSC, he was a member of the Center for Intelligence Studies (CEEIG), Chair of the International Law and Governance Committee of the World Association of Political Science Students (IAPSS), and participated in social/artistic projects in the cities he lived in. Due to a multidisciplinary approach, his work has been selected to contributions in several institutions, such as Harvard University, MA, USA; The International Association of Political Science, Capri, Italy; the International Group on Governance, (In)security and Intelligence, Babes-Bolyai, Romania; and the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece.