Ana Fouto

Ana Isabel Barceló Caldeira Fouto has taught at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon since 2008, as a member of the Department of Historical-Juridical Sciences (teaching Roman Law, History of Portuguese Law, History of Political Ideas, History of Juridical Thought, History of International Relations and International Public Law).

She graduated at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, where she also obtained her MA degree in Historical-Juridical Sciences in 2008, and currently develops her PhD thesis, having been granted a PhD scholarship by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia from 2010 to 2014.

She is a researcher at the Research Centre THDULisboa – Teoria e História do Direito, of the University of Lisbon.

Preferential research comprises medieval and early modern legal and political thought, with emphasis on the history of scholastic legal and political discourse, focusing on the concepts of “rights” and “liberties” in European legal and political discourse, the concept of “sovereignty” and the creation of modern international law.