Curriculum Vitae

Full CV available here.


Current positions

University of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science.
Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Anthropology.


Education

University of California, Los Angeles

Ph.D., Political Science (expected: October 2017)
Subfields: Race, Ethnicity and Politics; Political Methodology; Comparative Politics
Dissertation: The Political Psychology of Race in Comparative Perspective: Racial Identity, Attitudes, and Participation in Brazil, South Africa and the United States.
Committee: David O. Sears (chair), Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, Stanley R. Bailey, Daniel N. Posner.

M.S., Statistics (expected: October 2017)
Subfields: Applied Multivariate Analysis
Thesis: Cross-National Measurement of Trust in Institutions: A Measurement Invariance Approach. (tentative title)
Committee: Peter M. Bentler (chair), Li Cai, Erin Hartman, Chad Hazlett

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

M.A., Political Science, 2008.
Thesis: Participation and Political Inequality: An Essay on Theory and Method.
Committee: Bruno P. W. Reis (chair), Mônica Mata Machado de Castro, Lúcio Rennó.

B.A., Social Sciences, 2005.
Thesis: Theories and Controversies: Debating the Concept of Social Capital.
Advisor: Bruno Pinheiro Wanderley Reis.


Research Interests

Political Psychology · Political Behavior · Political Sociology · Social Capital · Race and Ethnicity · Statistical Methods · Latent Variable Modeling · Survey Research


Articles and Book Chapters

Support for Race-Targeted Affirmative Action in Brazil. Ethnicities, in press. (With Stanley R. Bailey and Michelle Peria.)

Interrogating Race: Color, Racial Categories, and Class across the Americas. American Behavioral Scientist, 60 (4): 538-555, 2016. (With Stanley R. Bailey and Andrew M. Penner.)

Brazil: Public Assistance Programs. Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, 3rd edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2015. (With Stanley R. Bailey.)

Race, Resources, and Political Participation in a Brazilian City. Latin American Research Review, 44 (2): 59-83, 2009. (With Natália S. Bueno.)

The Private Motivations of Public Action: Women’s Associational Lives and Political Activism in Brazil. Advances in Gender Research, 13: 203-239, 2009. (With Solange Simões, Bruno Reis, Daniel Biagioni, and Natália S. Bueno.)

Mudança Institucional e Atitudes Políticas: A Imagem Pública da Assembléia Legislativa de Minas Gerais (1993-2006). [Institutional Change and Political Attitudes: The Minas Gerais State Chamber’s Public Image].  Opinião Pública, 15 (1): 82-106, 2009. (With Mario Fuks.)

As Múltiplas Definições do Conceito de Capital Social. [The Multiples Definitions of the Concept of Social Capital]. BIB: Revista Brasileira de Informação Bibliográfica em Ciências Sociais, 65: 71-87, 2008.

Identidade Racial na Formação de Atores Coletivos: Alguns Problemas Teóricos com (Possíveis) Implicações Práticas. [Racial Identity in Collective Actors Formation: Theoretical Problems with (Possible) Practical implications]. Revista Três Pontos, 2(2): 15-22. (With André Drumond Mello Silva)

Capital Social: Usos e Definições do Conceito nas Ciências Sociais. [Social Capital: Conceptual Applications and Definitions in Social Sciences]. Revista Três Pontos, 1(1): 31-35, 2004.


Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

Graduate Student Researcher, 2017.
Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles.
Funded by the UCLA Diversity Initiative.

Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2016-2017.
University of California, Los Angeles.
Funded by the UCLA Graduate Division.

ISPP Travel Award, 2016.
International Society of Political Psychology.
Funded by the ISPP Early Career Committee.

Summer Research Grant, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
University of California, Los Angeles.
Funded by the UCLA Department of Political Science.

Graduate Student Travel Scholarship, 2016.
Midwest Political Science Association.
Funded by the Harrell Rodgers Graduate Student Travel Scholarship Committee.

International Society of Political Psychology Summer Academy Fellowship, 2015.
Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles.
Funded by the UCLA Fellowship in Political Psychology.

Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship, 2013-2015.
Latin American Institute, University of California, Los Angeles.
Funded by the Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship Fund.

Advancement to Candidacy Grant, 2014.
University of California, Los Angeles.
Funded by the UCLA Department of Political Science.

Travel Grant, 2012, 2013, 2016.
University of California, Los Angeles.
Funded by the UCLA Department of Political Science.

Stanford Institute for Political Psychology Fellowship, 2012.
Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles.
Funded by the UCLA Fellowship in Political Psychology.

Travel Grant, 2012.
Latin American Studies Association.

UCLA Fellowship for Doctoral Studies, 2011-2012.
University of California, Los Angeles.
Funded by the UCLA Department of Political Science.

Capes-Fulbright Scholarship for Doctoral Studies in the United States, 2010-2014.
Coordination for Improvement of Higher Education. [Declined.]

Small Travel Grant – First ISA Forum of Sociology, 2008.
International Sociological Association. [Declined.]

Capes Fellowship for Master’s Studies, 2006-2008.
Coordination for Improvement of Higher Education.

Research Trainee Scholarship, 2004-2005.
National Council for Scientific and Technological Development.

Undergraduate Development Program Scholarship, 2003-2004.
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). [Equivalent to Research Trainee.]


References

David O. Sears
Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Political Science
University of California, Los Angeles
email: sears@issr.ucla.edu

Lorrie Frasure-Yokley
Associate Professor of Political Science
University of California, Los Angeles
email: lfrasure@polisci.ucla.edu

Stanley R. Bailey
Professor of Sociology
University of California, Irvine
email: bailey@uci.edu

Bruno P. W. Reis
Associate Professor of Political Science
Federal University of Minas Gerais
email: brunopwr@gmail.com