BL, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Law School / MA, University of Chicago Divinity School / PhD, University of Chicago Divinity School (Present)
Vinicius explores solutions to global economic and racial oppression. He researches grassroots initiatives and religious thought for the liberation of the Latin and the Black Americas. His dissertation experiments with the actual production and monetization of human dignity in Brazil. While Vinicius analyzes such structural matters historically and theologically, he synthesizes them with an insight derived from his legal experience: dignity only exists in acts that produce material redemption. Vinicius advances this claim by maximizing the innovating capacities of contemporary liberation theologies, critical legal studies, and philosophy.