Visiting Researchers

2020-2021 Visiting Researchers

The following scholars are affiliated with the IGLP for all or part of the 2020-2021 academic year.


Rodrigo Cetina Presuel

Rodrigo Cetina Presuel conducts research related to communication rights and how private entities shape the digital public sphere we use to communicate, particularly within the context of social networks. He is interested in the automated processes that govern free expression online and in the interactions between private entities that regulate speech and the constitutional constraints governments face when regulating expression online. Other research interests include the tensions between human rights, democracy, algorithms and widespread online surveillance by both the state and private entities.  He has also done research on how copyright law can get in the way of the exercise of the rights to seek, impart and receive information of the user.

He holds a PhD in Communication Law and Policy from Complutense University of Madrid, a Master’s in International Law from Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles/Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía, in Madrid, and a holds a Bachelor’s in Law from Marist University in Mexico. He is the Vice-Chair of the Law Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research.


Briseida Sofia Jimenez Gomez

Briseida Sofía Jiménez Gómez was awarded her Ph.D. (cum laude, Doctor International Mention) in Law from Complutense University of Madrid. She holds an LL.M. in European Law from the College of Europe (Bruges) and two Bachelors in Law and Business Administration from Murcia University, Spain. She excelled in her studies both in Spain and abroad. In 2014 she was admitted into the bar in Madrid.

Her academic focus is very much international and has allowed her to develop a deep understanding of comparative law. She has hold during four years the position of Researcher in the Department of International Law at the Complutense University of Madrid in the framework of a contract granted by the Spanish Government. Briseida’s doctoral dissertation focused on Conflict of Laws issues concerning security interests over intellectual property rights, a topic particularly complex and of high economic significance.

Her work has focused on areas of private law having very significant business implications and which are particularly relevant from the perspective of legal practice. She has also written in English, including a contribution entitled “Financing Business in the Digital Economy: Some Challenges”. Moreover, she has experience in teaching Law in the framework of undergraduated and graduated courses. At the IGLP, Dr. Jiménez Gómez is working on the evolution and consolidation of privacy-related rights contained in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.


Sarah Mason-Case

Sarah Mason-Case is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she teaches Climate Change Law and Environmental Law. Her research generally considers how international law practices generate and sustain concepts of nature, such as ‘common concern’ and ‘1.5°C’ temperature rise, which distribute benefits and burdens among peoples and affect the material world. Her doctoral thesis addresses this topic in the context of international law relating to climate change. Similarly, she is interested in how contested notions of ‘sovereignty’ and ‘terra nullius’ are used in disputes over major infrastructure development, such as pipelines, among Indigenous, provincial and federal jurisdictions in Canada. She also writes on lawyering practices in international law relating to climate change from a critical perspective that foregrounds a commitment to praxis.

Sarah was a visitor at Melbourne Law School in 2019. She has an LLM from the McGill Faculty of Law and School of Environment, JD from Osgoode Hall Law School, and BA from McGill University and l’Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her research is funded by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Prior to returning to academics, Sarah worked in domestic and international law reform.


Previous Visiting Researchers by Year

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