Sociology Professors

Alba Zaluar

Alba Zaluar

PhD in Anthropology (USP-1984)
Lattes | E-mail: azaluar@iesp.uerj.br

Graduate in Social Sciences from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1965), she initiated graduate studies at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology from the Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1974) and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Universidade de São Paulo (1984). She is Professor “Livre Docente” at UNICAMP and Full Professor of Social Anthropology at the UERJ. She has been Full Professor of Anthropology at the Instituto de Medicina Social da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, where she founded in 1997 and coordinated the Núcleo de Pesquisa das Violências (NUPEVI), which conducts quantitative and qualitative research on domestic, police, urban and drug-related violence. In June 2012, she became Visiting Professor at IESP-UERJ. She has experience in the area of Anthropology, in particular in Urban Anthropology and Anthropology of religion, and works mainly on the following subjects: urban poverty, violence, drug trafficking, citizenship, youth, gender, religiosity and public policies.

Adalberto Moreira Cardoso

Adalberto Moreira Cardoso

PhD in Sociology (USP-1995)
Lattes | E-mail: acardoso@iesp.uerj.br

PhD in Sociology from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and Professor & Researcher at IESP- UERJ. He conducts research on the following subjects: sociology of work (union movement, labor market, class formation, productive restructuring, occupational mobility), urban sociology (spatial segregation, violence, youth and urban space), social inequalities and social theory. He is the author of A construção da sociedade do trabalho no Brasil: uma investigação sobre a persistência secular das desigualdades (Rio de Janeiro, FGV, 2010); and As normas e os fatos: desenho e desempenho das instituições de regulação do mercado de trabalho no Brasil (Rio de Janeiro, FGV, 2007), with Telma Lage.

Arnaldo Lôpo Mont'Alvão

Arnaldo Lôpo Mont'Alvão

PhD in Sociology (UFMG-2013)
Lattes | E-mail: montalvao@iesp.uerj.br

PhD in Sociology from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2009-2013), he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota (2013-2014). He is particularly interested in: Social Inequalities, Educational Stratification, Child and Adolescent Labor, Transition to Adult Life, Urban Sociology and Uses of Time. In 2012, he received the O Brasil que Sai do Censo Prize, from the Anpocs/Ford Foundation, for his work in the area of educational inequalities. He has been UNDP Consultant and, from 2013 to 2015, Researcher at the Youth Development Study (University of Minnesota). He currently is Associate Professor at IESP-UERJ.

Breno Bringel

Breno Bringel

PhD in Political Science (Universidad Complutense-2010)
Lattes | Site | E-mail: brenobringel@iesp.uerj.br

PhD in Political Science from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, he holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the same institution, where he has also been Professor. He has been Researcher and Visiting Professor at numerous universities in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. He currently is Associate Professor at IESP-UERJ, where he coordinates, along with José Mauricio Domingues, the Núcleo de Estudos de Teoria Social e América Latina (NETSAL). He coordinates the Work Group of Movimentos Sociais da Sociedade Brasileira de Sociologia (SBS), the Work Group Teorias Críticas, América Latina e Epistemologias do Sul of the Instituto de Pesquisa Direitos e Movimentos Sociais (IPDMS) and he is member of the Executive Committee of the Research Committee on Social Classes and Social Movements (RC-47) of the Brazilian Association of Sociology (ISA). He mainly works on the areas of political sociology and Latin American Sociology, and his latest research focuses on two main axes: the transformation of the collective actions, social movements and transnational networks; and Latin American studies, in particular in the theoretical and geopolitical construction of the sociology in the region. He is editor of DADOS – Revista de Ciências Sociais and of openMovements, a project of openDemocracy. Prociência Fellow (UERJ), Jovem Cientista do Nosso Estado (FAPERJ) and Research Productivity Fellow of the CNPq.

Carlos Antonio Costa Ribeiro

Carlos Antonio Costa Ribeiro

PhD in Sociology (Columbia University-2002)
Lattes | E-mail: carloscr@iesp.uerj.br

Professor and Researcher at IESP-UERJ. PhD in Sociology from Columbia University. He has been Visiting Researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) of Stanford University. His main areas of research are the determinants of economic opportunity inequalities during the different cycles of life and between generations. He has studied themes such as social intergenerational mobility, economic opportunity inequalities, social classes, racial inequalities, marriage market, transition to adult life, criminality and justice. Recently, he has published two books: Estrutura de Classes e Mobilidade Social no Brasil (2007), and Desigualdade de Oportunidades no Brasil (2009).

Fernando de Castro Fontainha

Fernando de Castro Fontainha

PhD in Political Science (Université de Montpellier 1 -2011)

Lattes | E-mail: fernando.fontainha@iesp.uerj.br

Professor and Researcher at IESP-UERJ and Associate Researcher at CEPEL – Centre d’Études Politiques de l’Europe Latine (UMR5112). PhD in Political Science from the Université de Montpellier 1 (2011), he holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and Law from the Universidade Federal Fluminense (2006), and a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Social Sciences from the same institution (2004). He works in the area of Sociology of Law, in particular in the following themes: recruitment, formation, mobility and performance of political elites, social and political organization of the judiciary, and the relation between legal institutions and occupational hierarchies and jurists daily work.

Frédéric Vandenberghe

Frédéric Vandenberghe

PhD in Sociology (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales-1994)
Lattes | Site | E-mail: frederic@iesp.uerj.br

Graduate in Political and Social Sciences from Rijksuniversiteit Gent (1988), Belgium, he holds a Master’s degree (1989) and a PhD (1994) in Sociology from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He has taught courses in various foreign universities (UCLA, Manchester University, European University Institute, Brunel University London, Yale University and Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve) and Brazilian universities (UNB, UFPE, UFRJ, IUPERJ). He currently is Professor and Researcher at IESP-UERJ. Member of the Editorial Board of Revue du MAUSS, Sociological Theory and European Journal of Social Theory. His main areas of interest are: Social Theory, Sociological Theory and Philosophy of Social Sciences. He conducts research on the following themes: Critical Realism, Hermeneutics and Phenomenology, Globalization, Alienation and Theory of Action.

Gláucio Ary Dillon Soares

Gláucio Ary Dillon Soares

PhD in Sociology (Washigton University-1965)
Lattes | E-mail: gsoares@iesp.uerj.br

He studied Sociology and Political Science at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (1958), graduated in Law from the Universidade Cândido Mendes (1953-57), completed his Master’s degree in Law at Tulane University (1958-59) and holds a PhD in Sociology from Washington University at St Louis (1962-65). He has been President of the Brazilian Association of Political Science (ABCP) from 2000 to 2004, and since 2008, he is General Secretary of the Latin American Association of Political Science (ALACIP), currently in his third mandate. He is Researcher at IESP-UERJ. He has experience in the areas of Sociology and Political Science, in particular in elections and political institutions. He has conducted research for decades on dictatorships and democracies, as well as on violence and crimes, mainly homicides, suicides and other deaths by external causes.

José Eduardo Leon Szwako

José Eduardo Leon Szwako

PhD in Social Sciences (Unicamp-2012)
Lattes | E-mail: zeszwako@iesp.uerj.br

Professor and Researcher at IESP-UERJ, PhD in Social Sciences (Unicamp), José Szwako conducts research on the institutional impacts arising from the action of groups and movements of the civil society. He also conducts research on Feminisms in Latin America, Gender and Political Sociology. He has been Researcher of the Graduate Program in Political Science (UFPR) and of the Núcleo Democracia e Ação coletiva (CEBRAP).

José Mauricio Castro Domingues

José Mauricio Castro Domingues

PhD in Sociology (Universidade de Londres-1993)
Lattes | E-mail: jmdomingues@iesp.uerj.br

Graduate in History from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (1985), he holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from the IUPERJ-UCAM (1989) and a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1993). He has been Visiting Scholar at the Freie Universität Berlin (1998) and at Humboldt University, Berlin (2000), as well as Visiting Researcher at El Colegio de México (2006) and Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (2009). He has also been Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, from February to July 2010, with a CAPES fellowship. He has been Professor-Researcher at IUPERJ from 2000 to 2010, and its Executive Director from 2005 to 2009, as well as Executive Director of IFCS-UFRJ, and Visiting Professor at UFPE, UNSAM and UBA (both in Argentina), as well as at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (Chile) and at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Medellín (Colombia). He currently is Professor at IESP-UERJ, where he migrated along with the rest of professors of the former IUPERJ. He has been Editor of Theory, the newsletter of the Sociological Theory Committee of the ISA. He is member of the International Editorial Board of the European Journal of Social Theory; of the journal Conflicto Social (of the Instituto Gino Germani, Buenos Aires, Argentina); and of Revista de Sociología, of the Universidad de Chile, as well as of Sociological Inquiry and of Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos. He has also been member of the editorial board of the journal DADOS (2003-2005). He conducts research in the areas of sociological and political theory and acts mainly in the following subjects: theory of collective subjectivity, global modernity, comparative modernity, Brazilian modernity, Latin America, India, China, contemporary society, development, social movements and citizenship. He has published various books in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Luiz Antonio Machado da Silva

Luiz Antonio Machado da Silva

PhD in Sociology (Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey-1979)
Lattes | E-mail: lmachado@iesp.uerj.br

Graduate in Sociology and Politics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (1964), specialized in Social Sciences from the Universidade Federal da Bahia (1963), he holds a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology from PPGAS/Museu Nacional/ Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1971), and a PhD in Sociology from Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey (1979). He completed two postdoctoral fellowships at the Institute of Social Sciences of the Universidade de Lisboa (in 2006-2007, CNPq fellowship and in 2011, ICS/UL fellowship). He currently is Professor at IESP-UERJ and Retired Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He is Executive Coordinator of UrbanData/Brasil, member of INCT/Observatório das Metrópoles, of NECVU (Núcleo de Estudos sobre Cidadania e Violência, IFCS/UFRJ), and leader of CEVIS (Coletivo de Estudos sobre Violência e Sociabilidade). He has experience in the area of Sociology, in particular in Urban Sociology and Work Sociology, and mainly acts in the following themes: favela, sociability, violence, citizenship and informality. His last book (2008) Vida sob cerco – violência e rotina nas favelas do Rio de Janeiro (Faperj/Nova Fronteira) presents the results of a collective research which he coordinated. He is Productivity Fellow of the CNPq and Cientista do Nosso Estado of the FAPERJ.

Luiz Augusto Campos

Luiz Augusto Campos

PhD in Sociology (IESP-UERJ-2013)
Lattes | E-mail: lascampos@iesp.uerj.br

PhD in Sociology from IESP-UERJ (2013), he holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from UFRJ (2009) and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UnB (2007). He is Professor of Sociology at IESP-UERJ, where he coordinates along with João Feres Júnior, the study group Grupo de Estudos Multidisciplinares da Ação Afirmativa (GEMAA). He is also Associate Researcher of the study Grupo de Estudos Sobre Democracia e Desigualdades (Demode-UnB). He has been Associate Professor at UNIRIO (2013-2014) and Temporary Professor at UFRJ (2010) and PUC-RJ (2010). Durind his PhD, he was Visiting Researcher at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and later, during his postdoctoral fellowship, at the Observatoire Sociologique du Changement, SciencesPo. He works on the interface between Sociology and Political Science, conducting research on racial relations, affirmative actions, higher education, feminist theory, media, public sphere, social theory and political theory. He currently conducts research on the politicization of the racial issue in Brazil, black people and elections, politics of inclusion in higher education, multiculturalism, intersectionality, and studies on the analysis of text corpus.

Mariana Cavalcanti Rocha dos Santos

Mariana Cavalcanti Rocha dos Santos

PhD in Anthropology (University of Chicago-2007)
Lattes | E-mail: marianacavalcanti@iesp.uerj.br

PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago (2007). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Communication (qualification in Journalism, 1999) and a Master’s degree in Communication and Culture (2001) both from the Escola de Comunicação da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Currently, she is Professor at IESP-UERJ. She has been Associate Professor at the Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História Contemporânea do Brasil (CPDOC), Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro. She has experience in the area of Anthropology, in particular in Urban Anthropology, and mainly works in the following themes: city, favela, urbanism, housing, memory and Rio de Janeiro.

Nelson do Valle Silva

Nelson do Valle Silva

PhD in Sociology (University of Michigan-1978)
Lattes | E-mail: nsilva@iesp.uerj.br

Graduate in Economy from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (1968), he holds a Master’s degree in Computer Sciences from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (1972) and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (1978). He currently is Visiting Professor at IESP-UERJ. He has experience in the area of Sociology, in particular in Social Stratification and Quantitative Methods, and mainly works in the following subjects: social mobility, racial relations, social inequalities, educational stratification.

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