US/Canada mini tour

In November 2019 I am doing a mini academic tour in the US/Canada. I will be presenting a range previous research and future projects at: Columbia University, Virginia Tech (Blacksburg), University of Calgary, American Anthropological Association/CASCA congress (Vancouver) – and others to be confirmed.

Contact if you know other researchers/universities in the area that would be interested!

Conference on Brazil

I have recently organised the conference ‘Brazilian Politics, Policies and Citizenship: Anthropological Perspectives on Current Challenges’ (13-15 March 2019, Nijmegen, The Netherlands). Check the event’s webpage.


I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen. I hold a PhD (2017) in Sociology from the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS-Paris). My PhD thesis consisted of an ethnography of the implementation of the Bolsa Família Programme in Northeast Brazil and its implications in electoral politics. I hold a BA in Sociology (2009) and an MSc in Sustainable Development (2012) from the University of Brasília. I also received an MSc (2012) in Sociology from the EHESS-Paris.

I am currently a researcher in the ERC-funded project ‘Participatory urban governance between democracy and clientelism: brokers and (in)formal politics’, analysing informal politics and participation in four cities: Manchester, Medellín, Recife and Rotterdam. My main research interests include clientelism, informal politics, citizenship, social assistance and poverty.

Between 2012 and 2017, I was part of the Editorial Team of the journal Sustainability in Debate. I’ve been reviewing for different social sciences journals.

I was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Amsterdam in 2014-2015, and at the Federal University of Cariri (Brazil) in 2013.