Eduardo Cornelius receives Muriel D. Bissell International Travel Award

March 30, 2024 by Juanita Lam

Congratulations to PhD candidate Eduardo Cornelius on receiving the Muriel D. Bissell International Travel Award to support his dissertation research. Cornelius’ dissertation investigates the globalization of penal discourses and practices in Brazil in the aftermath of Operation Car Wash, the world’s largest corruption scandal. In particular, he examines how legal culture and professional identities shape local legal actors’ mobilization of and resistance to globalization.

The Muriel D. Bissell Award supports Cornelius’ fieldwork in Brazil, where he is currently observing legal academic events and interviewing lawyers, judges, prosecutors, and law professors.

Eduardo Cornelius is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology. His research interests lie on the role of legal actors and legal culture in shaping penal policy, the globalization of anti-corruption and white-collar criminal law, and youth justice.