Talita Dias is the Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellow in Law at Jesus College, Oxford, as well as a Research Fellow with ELAC. Her current research interests include online hate speech, the application of international law to new technologies, such as information and communication technologies and artificial intelligence, and due diligence standards.
Talita is also a Lecturer in Criminal Law on the Law Mods/FHS course at St Catherine's College (Oxford), as well as a Seminar Leader in Law and Public Policy and International Law on the Master of Public Policy (MPP) at the Blavatnik School of Government. She is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and has previously taught public international law and international criminal law at Oxford and Royal Holloway, University of London.
Talita's DPhil thesis (Oxon, 2019) looked at the principles of legality and fair labelling in international criminal law, whilst her MJur dissertation (Oxon, 2015) focussed on prosecutorial discretion at the International Criminal Court. Her research cuts across issues of international law and policy, including international criminal law and international humanitarian law, transitional justice, international human rights law and criminal law theory.
In 2015, Talita obtained her MJur degree with distinction. She was also awarded the Clifford Chance Prize for Best Overall Performance in the program, the Law Faculty Prize for Best Exam Paper in International Law & Armed Conflict, the Principal’s Prize and the Archibald Jackson Prize for Academic Excellence (Somerville College). In 2015/2016, Talita worked for Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia at the International Criminal Court, under the sponsorship of the Oxford Global Justice Internship Program and the Planethood Foundation. She has previously worked as a Criminal and Family Law Clerk in Brazil. She did her undergraduate studies in Law at the Federal University of Pernambuco with a year abroad in France, where she attended Sciences Po-Lille and Université Pierre-Mendès (Grenoble, France).