Marco Antônio Sousa Alves

Marco Antônio Sousa Alves
Marco Antônio Sousa Alves

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Marco Antônio Sousa Alves is an Assistant Professor of Theory and Philosophy of Law at The Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He got his PhD in Philosophy at UFMG, with a research stage at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), in Paris, France. He is the organizer of the books “Life-death: biopolitics in perspective” (Vidamorte: biopolíticas em perspectiva, 2021) and “The information Society in question: law, power and the subject in contemporaneity” (A sociedade da informação em questão: o direito, o poder e o sujeito na contemporaneidade, 2019). Furthermore, he is the coordinator of the Information Society and Algorithmic Government Research Group (Grupo SIGA) and the Study Group on Philosophy, Law, and Power (GFDP), based at the UFMG Law School. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Surveillance Studies Centre, at Queen's University.

SSC Virtual Seminar Series: Marco Antônio Sousa Alves, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

New Power Regimes and Forms of Surveillance: The Pandemic as a Laboratory of Power

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Seminar recording available here


What are the main features of the new contemporary power regime and the emerging forms of surveillance? I intend to investigate this question following the steps of Michel Foucault, but looking beyond the sovereign,...

SSC Virtual Seminar: Rafael Evangelista, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, and Rodrigo Firmino, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil

Pandemic Technopolitics in the Global South

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

12:30 – 2:00 pm

*Due to the limited capacity of the online-meeting platform, we have to adopt a first-come-first-serve principle. We will send the seminar link and password to registered participants.
Please RSVP to Delano Aragao Vaz by Sunday, December 6, 2020.


Brazil has been standing out as one of the worst...

The coronavirus pandemic highlights the need for a surveillance debate beyond ‘privacy’

By David Lyon, The Conversation, 24 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has stirred up a surveillance storm. Researchers rush to develop new forms of public health monitoring and tracking, but releasing personal data to private companies and governments carries risks to our individual and collective rights. COVID-19 opens the lid on a much-needed debate. Read More