Where to find me now

Let’s make this official: in 2021 I’m becoming Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen!

I’ll join the Minorities and Multilingualism team, with the mission of strengthening its social sciences pillar. Groningen, here I come!

Radboud University Nijmegen: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies


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.