Dr Lucila de Almeida is a tenured Assistant Professor of Law at Wageningen University & Research since 2020. She is also a part-time Assistant Professor at the European University Institute (0.1 fte), and subtask leader of the Global Observatory on peer-to-peer trading and community self-consumption supported by the International Energy Agency.
Before she had been appointed as a Safra fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at the Tel Aviv University (2019-2020), postdoctoral researcher at the faculty of law, University of Helsinki (2017-2019), and research associate at the law department, European University Institute (2013-2016), besides visiting scholar at the Università Degli Studio di Padova (summer 2019), UCLouvain (summer 2018), and University of Cambridge (summer 2014). She obtained her PhD in Law and LLM at the European University Institute under the framework of the ERC project on European Regulatory Private Law, Master in law and development at the School of Law of Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo, and LLB in Law at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
Lucila has published mainly in the field of energy law and regulation, sustainability, contracts, and consumer law. Her most recent edited books are Sustainable Consumption: the right to a healthy environment (Springer 2020) and The Transformation of Economic Law (Hart Publishing 2019). She is currently completing two monographs: EU private energy law: contracts, remedies, and procedures, and the Wolters Kluwer Encyclopedia of energy law in Brazil. She has been managing editor of the EJLS, assistant editor for I.CON (2015) and EJIL (2016), and worked on various research projects funded by prestigious organizations, among them, the International Energy Agency (2019-2020), European Research Council (2013-2016), Inter-American Development Bank (2011), the Academy of Finland (2017-2018), and the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (2012).
At WUR, her research focuses on the governance and regulation of the energy markets towards the accomplishment of the decarbonization and decentralization, with particular attention to the integration of peer-to-peer energy trading and energy communities in the electricity markets and circular energy systems.