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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Measuring public knowledge on nuclear weapons in the post-Cold War: Dimensionality and measurement invariance across eight European countries. Measurement Instruments for the Social Sciences, accepted for publication.

Race and Non-electoral Political participation in Brazil, South Africa, and the United States. Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics OnlineFirst, 1-32.

How States Make Race: New Evidence From BrazilSociological Science 5: 722-751, 2018. (With Stanley Bailey and Mara Loveman.)

Support for Race-Targeted Affirmative Action in BrazilEthnicities 18 (6): 765-798, 2018. (With Stanley R. Bailey and Michelle Peria.)

Shifting Racial Subjectivities and Ideologies in Brazil.” Socius, 4: 1-12, 2018. (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.)

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 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 perceptions of discrimination in Brazil, South Africa, and the United States.” (Under review.)

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

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

“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


The Political Psychology of Race in Comparative Perspective: Racial Identity, Attitudes, and Participation in Brazil, South Africa and the United States. Ph.D. Dissertation. Approved at the University of California, Los Angeles in 15 December 2017. In English.

Cross-National Measurement of Trust in Institutions: A Measurement Invariance Approach. M.S. Thesis. Approved at the University of California, Los Angeles in 15 December 2017. In English.

Participação e Desigualdade Política: Um Exercício em Teoria e Método. [Participation and political inequality: an essay on theory and method]. M.A. Thesis. Approved at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 22 August 2008. In Portuguese.

Entre Controvérsias e Teorias: Uma leitura do Debate em Torno do Conceito de Capital Social. [Theories and Controversies: A Discussion of the Concept in Social Capital]. B.A. Thesis. Approved at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 13 January 2006. In Portuguese.