Conference on Brazil

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

Panel at the IUAES

Together with Insa Koch (LSE), Raul Acosta (Konstanz), and Martijn Koster (Radboud), we are organising a panel at the IUAES Inter-Congress 2019 (27-31 August, Poznan, Poland). Look up our panel “Urban struggles: governance, resistance and solidarity“, submit a paper, and join us there!



I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, at the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies. 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) and a PhD (2017) degree in Sociology from the École des hautes études 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 have received a Master and PhD grant from the CAPES Foundation – Brazilian Ministry of Education.

I am currently a researcher at the ERC-funded project ‘Participatory urban governance between democracy and clientelism: brokers and (in)formal politics’, an ethnographic comparison of four cities: Recife, Medellín, Rotterdam and Manchester.

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.