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Academic trajectory

2023-2024

Harvard University

Visiting researcher 

ALARI (Afro-Latin American Research Institute)

2019

University of Sao Paulo

Full professor in Sociology

Lecture: Social Movements and State

2012

Yale University

Lecturer in Sociology

Thesis: "The Last Abolition: The Brazilian Antislavery Movement, 1868-1888"

2009-2010

University of Sao Paulo

Postdoctoral

Research: "Circulation of ideas and strategies of action in the Brazilian abolitionist movement"

Training

1995-2000

University of Sao Paulo

1998-1999

Columbia University

1991-1995

University of Sao Paulo

PhD in Sociology, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Brasílio Sallum Jr.

Thesis:"Ideias em movimento: A geração 1870 na crise do Brasil-Império".

Scholarship holder of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). 

Master in Sociology, under the guidance of Prof. Sedi Hirano. Title of the dissertation "Positivismo: uso tópico; o projeto civilizatório de Luiz Pereira Barreto". Fellow of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). 

Period as a visiting scholar (sandwich doctorate)

1993-1995

CEBRAP

1987-1990

University of Sao Paulo

Training program for professional staff, at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP)

Bachelor degree in Social Sciences.

 Scholarship holder of the São Paulo Research Foundation (Fapesp).

Professional activities

UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO - USP

Full Professor, 2019 - current

Associate Professor, 2012

Coordinator - Laboratório de Pesquisa Social (LAPS-USP), 2012 - 2015

Assistant Professor, 2003

BRAZILIAN CENTER FOR ANALYSIS AND PLANNING - CEBRAP

President (2015-2019)

Coordinator, Political Institutions and Social Movements Center (NIPOMS) (2013 - current)

Research Director (2012-2015)

Seminars Coordinator (2008-2012)

Coordinator, Environmental Conflicts research team (2000-2014)

Coordinator, Social Conflicts and Associativism research team (2000-2003)

Researcher, Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability (DRC-CITIZEN), University of Sussex (2000-2010)

Member of the editorial board of journals

2016 - Current

Interdisciplinary Studies in Latin America and the Caribbean

2014 - Current

Novos Estudos Cebrap (Printed)

2012 - Current

Sage Open

2008 - Current

The Journal of Environment and Development

2008-2010

Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais

1995 - 1996

Série Bibliografia, Department of Sociology FFLCH-USP, 1995-6

1994 - 1996

Plural - Journal of the Graduate Program in Sociology at FFLCH/USP

Awards

2016

Senator José Ermírio de Moraes Award for best non-fiction book of the year for "Flores, votos e balas: o movimento abolicionista brasileiro (1868-1888)", Academia Brasileira de Letras.

2016

Jabuti - Best book of the year in Human Sciences for "Flores, votos e balas: o movimento abolicionista brasileiro (1868-1888)", Brazilian Book Chamber.

2016

Honorable Mention: LASA Brazil Section Book Prize for "Flores, votos e balas: o movimento abolicionista brasileiro (1868-1888)".

2015

Research Productivity Scholarship PQ 1D, CNPQ.

2009

Guggenheim Fellow, Guggenheim Foundation - New York.

2009

Research Productivity Scholarship PQ 2, CNPq.

2008

Book Selection "Joaquim Nabuco: os salões e as ruas" for the Brazil/Portugal literature award, Fundação Telecom.

2008

Selection of the book "Joaquim Nabuco: os salões e as ruas" among the 10 finalists of the Jabuti Award, Brazilian Book Academy.

2001

Best doctoral thesis in the 1st CNPQ-Anpocs Contest for Scientific Works and University Theses in Social Sciences, Anpocs.
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