In September 2018, I joined the Latin American Centre as the Director of the Brazilian Studies Programme and Lecturer in Latin American Studies. I currently teach the courses: Cities and Citizenship in Latin America, Politics in Brazil and Urban Ethnography. Before that, also at Oxford, I was a postdoc in the Urban Transformations team (School of Anthropology), where I coordinated research projects focusing on urban studies in Brazil, China, South Africa and India, this research produced two edited books published by Manchester University Press.
Currently, one of my research activities is in collaboration with the CADDE Centre, looking at local governments response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil. We have published interdisciplinary research and created collaborations to create datasets of public interest.
In addition to research and teaching, I also have policy experience and I worked as a political adviser for the UN in Vienna (UNODC), the Indian Embassy in Brazil, the Brazilian Confederation of Municipalities and the Brazilian Ministry of Social Development.