My main research interests include general trends in Brazil and the various social issues it faces. After achieving remarkable development at the beginning of the 21st century, Brazil entered a period of political, economic, and social turmoil. I analyze these recent changes in Brazil from the perspective of area studies, mainly in the social field, and disseminate my research results. Regarding social issues in Brazil, I have focused mainly on urban poverty, which is a strong personal interest of mine, and have conducted research on topics including housing, social movements, political participation and empowerment of the poor, elderly people, race, gender, religion, and public safety.
Current research projects
I have two main research interests. The first concerns general trends in Brazil. I am continually monitoring changes in Brazil, a major power in Latin America, and I analyze and disseminate the results of my research in the event of a major transition, such as a presidential election and a change of government. My other research interest recently concerns issues related to foreign immigrants and sexual minorities called LGBT in Brazil, which has long been characterized by its tolerance and diversity. I would like to conduct research focusing on social changes due to the interaction between structures and actors in Brazil.