Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Michigan, where I was previously an LSA Collegiate Fellow. I received my PhD in Sociology at Columbia University, as well as a MA in Sociology and Anthropology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a BA in Economics from Puc-Rio.
I am a political sociologist who studies knowledge, power, and inequality in comparative perspective. I have three main areas of research. First, I investigate the critical role that policy knowledge plays in shaping how states design, implement, and evaluate social policies. Second, I examine the enduring effects that state institutions have on the reproduction of inequalities. Third, I focus on racial inequality as both an ideological construction and a realm of action. Across all my research, I draw on a wide array of methods, from in-depth interviews and archival work to statistical analysis of longitudinal national surveys. My work has received awards from ASA’s Comparative Historical Sociology, Sociology of Development and Science, Knowledge and Technology sections, as well LASA’s Brazil section. You can have access to my publications here.