Here you can find links for my publication, information about working papers, and other research projects I have pursued as well.

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

Brazil: Public Assistance Programs. Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, 3rd edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2016. (With Stanley R. Bailey.)

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.)

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 Culture: A Study of Minas Gerais Legislative Chamber’s Public Image (1993 – 2006)]. Opinião Pública, 15 (1): 82-106, 2009. (With Mario Fuks.)

As Múltiplas Definições do Conceito de Capital Social. [The Multiples Definitions 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 the Formation of Collective Actors: Theoretical Problems with (possible) Practical Implications]. Revista Três Pontos, 2(2): 15-22, 2005. (With André Drumond Mello Silva.)

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


“Race and trust in Brazil, South Africa, and the United States.”

“Measuring political and social trust: A multidimensional model.”

“Race, resources and political participation: Evidence from Brazil, South Africa, and the United States.”

“Race and perceptions of discrimination in Brazil, South Africa, and the United States.”

“How States Make Race: New Evidence From Brazil.” (with Stanley Bailey and Mara Loveman.)

“Assessing the Validity of Inglehart’s Materialism-Postmaterialism Dimension: Evidence from a Grade of Membership analysis.”

Uma Crítica ao Conceito de Masculinidade Hegemônica.” [A critique to the concept of hegemonic masculinity]. Presented in the 7th International Congress Doing Gender (2006) and 1st International Seminar Politics and Feminist (2007). Published in the University of Lisbon’s ICS Working Paper Series 2006 #7. In Portuguese.


Book review of ‘Media Queered: Visibility and Its Discontents’ by Kevin G. Barnhurst (ed.). International Sociology, 24 (2): 285-288, 2009.

Book review of ‘A Cabeça do Brasileiro’ by Alberto Carlos Almeida. Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais, 66: 197-200, 2008.

Book review of ‘Preconceito e Discriminação’ by Antônio Sérgio A. Guimarães. International Sociology, 23 (2): 296-299, 2008.

Book review of ‘Preconceito e Discriminação’ by Antônio Sérgio A. Guimarães. Caderno de Resenhas da SBS, 1(1): 30-33, 2006.

Book review of ‘A Revolução Urbana’ by Henri Lefèbvre. Revista Antropolítica, 19: 205-210, 2005


Participação e desigualdade política: um exercício em teoria e método. [Participation and political inequality: an essay on theory and method]. M.A. Thesis. Presented at Federal University of Minas Gerais in August 22, 2008. In Portuguese.

Entre controvérsias e teorias: uma leitura do debate em torno do conceito de capital social. [Theories and controversies: the discussion on the concept in social capital]. B.A. Thesis. Presented at Federal University of Minas Gerais in January 13, 2006. In Portuguese.