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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Race and Non-electoral Political participation in Brazil, South Africa, and the United States. Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics 7 (2): 262-293.

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 3 (10): 1-19, 2021.

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 Trust in Public Institutions: Dimensionality, Measurement Equivalence, and Group Differences in Brazil, South Africa, and the United States.” (Under review)

“Reassessing Authoritarianism in Black and White: Measurement Issues in the use of the Child Rearing Scale and Cross-Racial Group Comparisons in the United States.” (Under review)

Survey experiment, “Item format and the measurement of authoritarian predispositions: Evidence from a survey experiment.”

“Measuring authoritarian values in Brazil using child-rearing values.”

“Democracy and Nuclear Weapons: Public Attitudes towards Nuclear Weapons Governance.” (With Benoît Pelopidas)

“Institutional Trust in Cross-National Research using the World Values Survey.”

“Race and Perceptions of Discrimination in Brazil, South Africa, and the United States.”

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 ‘The Politics of Blackness: Racial Identity and Political Behavior in Contemporary Brazil’ by Gladys L. Mitchell-WalthourPerspectives on Politics 17 (3): 927-928, 2019

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. 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.  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. 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. Federal University of Minas Gerais in 13 January 2006. In Portuguese.