Maria João Guia has been a European Commission external expert in the area of “Freedom, Security and Justice (2014)” after being an alternate member of the Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings. She has been working professionally in the area of migration, criminal investigation and borders. She holds a PhD in Law, Justice and Citizenship in the 21st century, from the University of Coimbra. She has participated in conferences on the intersection of sociology, law and criminology in doctoral, master’s, postgraduate, undergraduate and training courses in various areas of knowledge.
Maria João Guia is a national expert and researcher in several European and national projects, namely in the areas of criminology, the rights of victims of crimes, human trafficking, prisons, and the rights of immigrants, among others. She is currently expert on the European Migration Network (EMN) and a director of CINETS.