Pedro Oliveira is a Ph.D student in Public Law at the Faculty of Law of Coimbra. In the U.S., he will carry out a research on the employment of persons with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. His research will be conducted at both the Institute of European Studies at Berkeley University, and at Columbia Law School. Pedro will investigate the implementation of the ADA standards by American jurisdictions to perceive whether they are harmonized. He will also follow the enforceability and promotion of the ADA by the New York District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Finally, Pedro will seek whether employees with disabilities are provided with decent standards in the U.S. and whether there are good practices towards this group. The student will question whether these practices are effective, and if they can be transposable to the Portuguese context.

University of Coimbra – University of California, Berkeley; Columbia University

Grant duration: 7 months