Curriculum Vitae


I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning – CEBRAP‘s International Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Program (IPP). I received a Ph.D. in Political Science at the Institute for Social and Political Studies – IESP of the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) in 2019. I also hold a Master’s degree in Public Law (2014) and a BA in Law (2010), both from the University of São Paulo (USP). In 2017, I was a Visiting Fellow and full-time research student at Harvard University, in affiliation with the Government Department and under Professor Jennifer L. Hochschild’s supervision.

I work as a researcher at Afro-Cebrap (Research and Training Center on Race, Gender, and Racial Justice) and the Center for Analysis of Liberty and Authoritarianism (LAUT). Also, I am associated with the Group for the Multidisciplinary Study of Affirmative Action (GEMAA).

My research interests lie at the intersections of affirmative action and public policies, race, ethnicity, gender, and institutional change, focusing on Brazil, United States, and Latin America. In my research projects, I use mixed methods, including primary surveys and in-depth qualitative interviews.

My research has been published or is forthcoming at the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, the Revista de Administração Pública, Novos Estudos Cebrap, Cadernos de Pesquisa – FCC, among others. You can also read more about my ongoing projects here.

I value public engagement and have discussed the research results at several webinars and talks. These can be accessed here.

Also, I am the founder of a social company named Pluraliza, whose objective is to assist companies and organizations in developing and implementing diversity policies in the workplace. 


  PhD in Political Science, 2019
  State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil

  Master in Public Law, 2014
  University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil

   BA in Law, 2010
   University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil


Award for the Best Dissertation of Political Science, Contest for Best Doctoral Dissertation defended in 2019, IESP-UERJ (Institute of Social and Political, Rio de Janeiro State University).


2021: APSA Diversity and Inclusion AGR Grant for Early Career Scholars.

2021: Small grant given by Instituto Serrapilheira and Instituto Ibirapitanga to support the research about affirmative action in graduate education.

2021: Small Research Grants programme, Brazilian Political Science Association (ABCP)

2018: Mark Claster Mamolen Fellowship. The Mark Claster Mamolen Dissertation Workshop on Afro-Latin American Studies organized by the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University. 

2016-2019: doctoral scholarship from FAPERJ (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro).

Research Experience

  • 2022: Visiting post-doctoral fellow at Observatoire sociologique du changement (OSC), Sciences Po.
  • 2020-present: Researcher at the Center for Analysis of Liberty and Authoritarianism (LAUT)
  • 2019-present: Research coordinator at AFRO-Cebrap (Research and Training Center on Race, Gender and Racial Justice).
  • 2019-present: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning – CEBRAP‘s International Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Program (IPP).
  • 2017-2018: Associate researcher at the Law, Gender, and Identity Center of the São Paulo Law School of Getulio Vargas Foundation (DIREITO SP).
  • 2017: Visiting Fellow and full-time researcher at Harvard University.
  • 2015-2019: Ph.D. candidate and researcher at IESP-UERJ.
  • 2015-present: Associate researcher at Group for the Multidisciplinary Study of Affirmative Action (GEMAA).


  • Affirmative Action
  • Public Policies
  • Institutional change
  • Comparative politics
  • Afro-Latin American Studies