Research

If you prefer, you can see my CV in pdf: Luciana de Souza Leao_CV_April2022.

2022   de Souza Leão, Luciana. “Optics of the State: The Politics of Making Poverty Visible in Brazil and Mexico.” American Journal of Sociology 128 (1): 1-46. SocArXiv version here.

**Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, ASA Sociology of Development Section

**Reinhard Bendix Student Paper Award, ASA Comparative Historical Sociology Section 

2022   Moraes Silva, Graziella, Luciana de Souza Leão, Christina Ciocca Eller, Flavio Carvalhaes and Thomas DiPrete. “Similar Gaps, Different Paths? Comparing Racial Inequalities among BA holders in Brazil and the US.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Online First.

2022    de Souza Leão, Luciana, Flavio Carvalhaes, Benjamin Elbers, and Thomas DiPrete. “The Changing Structure of School to Work Transition in Brazil.” Civitas – Journal of Social Sciences, Online First.

2020    de Souza Leão, Luciana. “What’s on Trial? The Making of Field Experiments in International Development.” British Journal of Sociology 71 (3), 444-459 .

2020    de Souza Leão, Luciana and Gil Eyal. “Searching Under the Streetlight: A Historical Perspective on the Rise of Randomistas.” World Development, 127, article 104781 – Symposium on Experimental Approaches in Development and Poverty Alleviation.

2020    Moraes Silva, Graziella, Luciana de Souza Leão, and Barbara Grillo. “Seeing Whites: Views of Black Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro.” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 43 (4), 632-651.

**Sérgio Buarque de Holanda Best Paper Prize, LASA Brazil Section

2019    de Souza Leão, Luciana and Gil Eyal. “The Rise of Randomized Controlled Trials in International Development in Historical Perspective.” Theory and Society, 48(3), 383-418.

**Honarable Mention, Star-Nelkin Article Prize, ASA Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section

Portuguese Translation, abridged: de Souza Leão, Luciana and Gil Eyal. “Em Busca do Padrão-Ouro? O Percurso Histórico do Uso de Experimentos na Avaliação de Políticas Sociais.” In Santos et al, 2022. Políticas Públicas e o Uso de Evidências no Brasil. Brasília: IPEA Editora.

2018    de Souza Leão, Luciana. “A Double-Edged Sword: The Institutional Foundations of the Brazilian Developmental State” in The Rise and Fall of the Developmental State in Latin America, edited by Miguel Centeno and Agustin Ferraro. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p.157-176.

2016    Bruhn, Miriam, Luciana de Souza Leão, Arianna Legovini, Rogelio Marchetti, and Bilal Zia. “The Impact of High School Financial Education: Evidence from a Large-Scale Evaluation in Brazil”. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 8(4): 256–295.

2013    de Souza Leão, Luciana. “Bringing Historical Sociology and Path-Dependence Together: A case study of the Brazilian political economy (1930-2000)”. Historical Social Research, 38(2): 172-196.

2013    Lopez, Felix, Luciana de Souza Leão and Mario Grangeia.“The perception of NGOs about their relationship with politicians”. In: Elisa P. Reis. (Org.). ONGs: novos vínculos entre a sociedade e o Estado. 1ed. Rio de Janeiro: Editora 7 Letras, p. 203-222.

2013    Bruhn, Miriam, Luciana de Souza Leãoand Bilal Zia. “The Impact of High School Financial Education: Experimental Evidence from Brazil”. World Bank Policy Research Working Papers, 6723.

2012    Moraes Silva, Graziella and Luciana de Souza Leão. “The Paradox of Mixing: Identities, Inequalities and Perception of Discrimination among Brown Brazilians”. Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais, 27(80): 117-133.

2011    Lopez, Felix, Luciana de Souza Leão and Mario Grangeia. “State, Third Sector, and the Political Sphere in Brazil – Evolution and Current Scenario”. International Journal of Sociology, 41(2): 47-71.