Prof. Dr. Sérgio Costa

Costa FU Berlin
Image Credit: Bernd Wannenmacher, FU Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin

Latin American Institute


Field of Activity

Department of Sociology

Address Rüdesheimer Str. 54-56
Room 213
14197 Berlin
Office N.N.
Telephone 49 (0)30 838-55446
Fax 49 (0)30 838-455464

Office hours

Mondays, 10:00-12:00

Academic Employment and Research Residencies

Academic Positions - Non-academic Positions - Education - Further academic activities and memberships (selection)

Academic Positions

Since February 2008 University Professor of Sociology at the Institute for Latin American Studies and the Institute of Sociology of the Freie Universität Berlin
04/2009 - 03/2011

Chairman of the Institute for Latin American Studies Council

10/2007 – 02/2008 Visiting Professor at the Institute for Latin American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
04/2006 – 09/2007 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Visiting Professor at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Flensburg
09/2005 – 02/2008 Research Professor in the Clusters Law and Democracy of the CEBRAP (Brazilian Center for Planning and Analysis), São Paulo, Brazil (temporarily on leave and currently an associated member)
09/1999 – 08/2005 Assistant Professor at the Institut for Latin American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin
05/1997 – 12/2002 Associate Professor of Political Sociology at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil - from September 1999 until December 2002 on leave
04/1996 - 09/1999 Researcher and Project Leader at the CEBRAP – Brazilian Center for Planning and Analysis, São Paulo, Brazil

Non-academic Positions

03/1986 - 10/1988 Economist in the planning department of the municipal administration of Governador Valadares, Brazil
05/1985 - 02/1986 Parliamentary Consultant of economic matters of the Minas Gerais State Parliament, Brazil


June 2005 Habilitation, Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin, dissertation: "Vom Nordatlantik zum Black Atlantic: Sozialtheorie, Antirassismus, Kosmopolitismus" ("From North Atlantic to Black Atlantic: Social Theory, Antiracism, Cosmopolitanism")
1992 - 1995 Ph.D., Department of Sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin, dissertation: "Dimensionen der Demokratisierung: Öffentlichkeit, Zivilgesellschaft und lokale Partizipation in Brasilien" ("Dimensions of Democratization: Public Sphere, Civil Society and Local Participation"), summa cum laude
1989 - 1991 Master (Mestrado) in Sociology at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. Focus: Social Movements and Democratization
1980 - 1985 Bachelor in Economics at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais,  Brazil

Further Academic Activities and Memberships (Selection)

Since 2015

Editorof the series Entangled Inequalities: Exploring Global Asymmetries, Ashgate Verlag, England

Since 2010

Member of the Scientific Board of Research of the Ibero-American Institute of the Preussischer Kulturbesitz Foundation, Berlin
April 2010 Member of the delegation of State Minister A. Schavan in Brazil for the opening of the German-Brazilian Year of Science, Technology and Innovation (Deutsch-Brasilianischen Jahres der Wissenschaft, Technologie und Innovation)
May 2010 Member of the German Delegation for the 27th German-Brazilian commission conference of the WTZ (wissenschaftlich-technologische Zusammenarbeit) in Munich
2009-2012 Member of the selection committee of the Guest Professorship Program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2004-2010 Member of the Executive Board of ADLAF – German Latin American Research Association
Since 2004 Co-editor of the book series “Zentrum und Peripherie” (Center and Periphery), Mering/Munich: Hampp Verlag
Since 2003 Member of the Scientific Board of various journals: Novos Estudos CEBRAP, Iberoamericana, Interseções, Ciências Sociais, Unisinos among others.
2002-2005 Coordinator of the research group Social Theory under the Brazilian Association of Social Sciences (ANPOCS)
Since 2000 Ad-hoc Consultant for various institutions: German Research Foundation (DFG), Thyssen-Foundation, Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, State Research Foundation of São Paulo (FAPESP) among others
Since 2000 Consultant for various journals and publishing houses: Routledge, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Theory, Culture & Society, Soziale Systeme (Social Systems), Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais, Dados among others.
Since 1997 Continual publication of research results and commentary on current events in interviews for BBC London, Correio Braziliense, Deutsche Welle, DeutschlandRadio, Die Zeit, Globo News, Gazeta Mercantil, Jornal do Brasil, Radio France Internationale, SBT - Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão, among others.

Areas of Interest

  • Social Inequality
  • Cultural Differences and Democracy
  • Racism and Anti-Racism

Current Research Projects and External ProjectsTeaching Projects, Completed Research Projects and Visiting Positions (Selection)Supervision of Academic QualificationResonance

Current Research Projects and External Projects

Since June


Acquisition and intitutional direction of a sub-project for the consortium CarBioCial - Carbon sequestration, biodiversity and social structures in Southern Amazonia: models and implementation of carbon-optimized land management strategies, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Project size: ca. 640.000 EUR, coordination: Dr. R. Schönenberg, duration: 2011 - 2016

Since December 2009 Chair (with M. Braig and B. Goebel) of the international research network Interdependent Inequalities in Latin America, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with ca. 3,6 M Euro. Duration: 2009 - 2013
Since January 2009 Member of the International Research Training Group Between Spaces. Movements, Players and Representations of Globalization, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG),

Since December 2008 Host of six international scholarship recipients from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Teaching Projects, Completed Research Projects and Visiting Positions (Selection)

2009-2014 Acquisition and institutional direction of a sub-project for the network project "Fair Fuels?", funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Project size: ca. 500.000 EUR, coordination: K. Dietz.
2009-2011 Coordination of a research programme in co-operation with the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP, Brazil) and the Institute of Economic and Social Development (IDES, Argentina), on Ethnic and Gender-specific Reconfigurations of Rights in Latin America. Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), MYNCT (Argentina), CAPES (Brazil) in the amounts of ca. 50.000 EUR.
12/2011 Co-Covenor of the international conference New Differences, Persistent Inequalities? Latin American Experiences. Berlin (further information
11/2011 Co-Covenor of the Summer School Interdependent Inequalities in a Global Perspective. Class, Racial, Gender and Ethnic Asymmetries in Latin America. Buenos Aires (further information
11/2010 - 2/2011 Co-Covenor of the lecture series Kulturen und Gesellschaften Amazoniens (Cultures and Societies of the Amazons) at the Freie Universität Berlin, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
November 2010 Co-Covenor of the Summer School Interdependent Inequalities in Latin America. São Paulo, Centro de Estudos da Metrópole, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
October 2010 Co-Covenor of the Alumni Seminars Democracia, Movimientos Sociales y Derecho en América Latina: Nuevas Agendas de Investigación at the Freie Universität Berlin. São Paulo, CEBRAP, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
March 2010 Co-Chair of an academic excursion to the Amazons, subject: Amazonien als transnationales Konfliktfeld (The Amazons as a Transnational Area of Conflict), funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
October 2009 Research residency at the IDES - Instituto de Desarrollo Económico y Social. Buenos Aires, Argentina, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the MYNCT
2005 - 2008 Co-Chair of an interdisciplinary research project at the CEBRAP (Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning) on The Public Sphere and the Rule of Law in Latin America, funded by the FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation)
2005 - 2006 Participation in the research network OBREAL/EULARO (Europe–Latin America Relations Observatory), coordination of the research topic: Cultural Diversity and Democratic Coexistence, funded by the European Commission
01/2004 – 08/2005 Coordination of a partnership between the Freie Universität Berlin and the Universidade de São Paulo, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Brazilian Administration of Higher Education CAPES under the UNIBRAL programme
2004 - 2006 Coordination of an international research dialogue focused on social theory and globalization, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Brazilian partner organization CAPES
July 2001 Research residency at the York University Toronto (Canada) as part of the Summer Institute: Americas after the Quebec Summit, funded by the York University
2000 - 2004 Recipient of various travel grants from the German Research Foundation (DFG)
08/1998 - 12/2000 Member of a bi-national research project (Brazil-Portugal) on Globalization: National and International Processes of Integration and Exclusion, funded by the CAPES (Brazil) and the ICCTI (Portugal)
08/1998 - 08/1999 Development of a sub-project for the collaborative project The New Associativism in Latin America, funded by the Ford Foundation
04/1996 - 08/1999 Coordination and development of an interdisciplinary research project on social constructions of environmental risks in Brazil for the Brazilian Center for Planning and Analysis CEBRAP, São Paulo. Funded by the Brazilian Environmental Ministry IBAMA
08/1994 - 07/1995 Individual research project on civil society and local public sphere as part of the Ph.D. project. Funded by the Ford Foundation
01/1992 - 12/1995 Ph.D. thesis and foreign exchange fellowship from the Brazilian Research Council

Supervision of Academic Qualification

  • Supervision of 10 on-going doctoral dissertations in Sociology at the FU Berlin as the first reader (for individual projects, please see Doctoral Candidates)
  • Supervision of 15 completed doctoral dissertations in Sociology at the FU Berlin as the first reader (for individual projects, please see Doctoral Candidates)
  • Supervision of 3 on-going Master Thesis in the Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies program at the FU Berlin as the first reader
  • Supervision of 2 ongoing Master Thesis in Sociology - European Societies at the FU Berlin
  • Supervision of 14 completed Master Thesis in the Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies program at the FU Berlin as the first reader
  • Supervision of 5 completed "Diplom" Thesis in Sociology at the FU Berlin as the first reader 
  • Supervision of 6 completed Master Thesis in Political Sociology at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil) as the first reader  


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Monographs - Edited Books - Selection of Recent Articles and Chapters - Scientific speeches and presentations (since 2006, selection) - Press Review - Further Publications


Costa, Sérgio (2007): Vom Nordatlantik zum 'Black Atlantic'. Postkoloniale Konfigurationen und Paradoxien transnationaler Politik [From North Atantic to Black Atlantic. Postcolonial Configurations and Paradoxes of Transnational Politics].  Bielefeld: Transcript, 292 pp.

Costa Sérgio (2006): Dois Atlânticos. Teoria Social, anti-racismo, cosmopolitismo. Belo Horizonte: UFMG, 272 pp. (translation of the above title)

Costa, Sérgio (2002): As cores de Ercília: Esfera Pública, Democracia, configurações pós-nacionais [Ercília’s Colors: Public Sphere, Democray, Post-national Configurations]. Belo Horizonte: UFMG, 220 pp.

Costa, Sérgio/ Alonso, Angela/ Tomioka, Sérgio (2001): A modernização negociada: transporte e riscos ambientais. [Negociated Modernity. Transports and Environmental Risks]. São Paulo/Brasília: CEBRAP/IBAMA, 239 pp.

Costa, Sérgio (1997): Dimensionen der Demokratisierung: Öffentlichkeit, Zivilgesellschaft und lokale Partizipation in Brasilien [Dimensions of Democratization: Public Sphere, Civil Society and local Participation in Brazil]. Frankfurt/M: Vervuert, 1997, 151 pp.

Edited Books

Kron, S./ Costa, S./Braig, M. (2012): Democracia y reconfiguraciones contemporáneas del derecho en América Latina [Democracy and Contemporary Reconfigurations of Law in Latin America]. Frankfurt/Madrid: Vervuert, pp. 436.

Costa, Sérgio (2012): Guest Editor of Current Sociology 60th Anniversary. E-Special. Issue: Latin American Sociology. In:

Rodríguez, E. G./ Boatcă, M./ Costa, S. (2010): Decolonizing European Sociology. Interdisciplinary Approaches. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 269.

Costa, S./ Matiaske, W./ Brunkhorst, H. (2010): Contemporary Perspectives on Justice. München/Mering: Hampp, pp. 266.

Costa, S./ Kohlhepp, G./ Nitschack, H./ Sangmeister, H.(2010): Brasilien heute. Geographischer Raum, Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur [Brazil Today. Geographical Space, Politics, Economy, Culture]. Frankfurt/M, Madrid: Vervuert, pp. 792.

Birle, P./ Costa, S./ Nitschack, H. (2008): Brazil and the Americas. Convergences and Perspectives. Frankfurt/M, Madrid: Vervuert, pp. 237.

Costa, S./ Sangmeister, H./ Steckbauer, S. (2007): O Brasil na América Latina: Interações, percepções, interdependências [Brazil in Latin-America: Interactions, Perceptions, Independencies]. São Paulo: Annablume, pp. 349.

Costa, S./ Domingues, J. M./ Knöbl, W./ Silva, J. (2006): The Plurality of Modernity. Decentring Sociology. München/Mering: Hampp Verlag, pp. 229.

Brunkhorst, H./Costa, S. (2005): Jenseits von Zentrum und Peripherie: zur Konstituition der fragmentierten Weltgesellschaft [Beyond Centre and Periphery: on the Constitution of the Fragmented World-society]. München/Mering: Hampp Verlag, pp. 224.

Sevilla, R./ Costa, S./ Coy, M. (2003): Brasilien in der postnationalen Konstellation [Brazil in the Postcolonial Constellation]. Tübingen: CCC, pp. 304.

Leis, H./ Scherer-Warren, I./ Costa, S. (2001): Modernidade crítica [Critical Modernity]. Florianópolis: Cidade Futura, pp. 226.

Scherer-Warren, I./ Costa, S. et al. (2001): Cidadania e multiculturalismo: a teoria social no Brasil Contemporâneo [Citizenship and Multiculturalism: Social Theory in Brazil Today]. Lissabon: Socius, pp. 212.

Selection of Recent Articles and Chapters

Backhouse, Maria/ Baquero, Jairo/ Costa, Sérgio (2016): Between Rights and Power Asymmetries. Contemporary Struggles for Land in Brazil and Colombia. In: Fischer-Lescano, A./ Möller, A. (Hg.): Transnational Social Rights. Cambridge: Intersentia, S. 239-264, Previous version:

Gonçalves, Guilherme L./Costa, Sérgio (2016): The Global Constitutionalization of Human Rights: Overcoming Contemporary Injustices or Juridifying Old Asymmetries? In: Current Sociology 64: 311-331.

Costa, Sérgio (2015): Entangled inequalities, State, and social policies in contemporary Brazil. Working Paper Series Nr. 88. Berlin: Research Network on Interdependent Inequalities in Latin America, online at:

Costa, Sérgio (2015): Konfigurationen der Moderne in Lateinamerika. In: Friedrich Jaeger/Wolfgang Knöbl/Ute Schneider (Hg.): Handbuch Moderneforschung. Stuttgart: Metzler. S. 143-153.

Costa, Sérgio (2015): Protection without Redistribution? Conceptual Limitations of Policies Meant to Reduce Inequalities Concerning Race and Gender in Brazil. In: Fritz, Barbara and Lavinas, Lena (eds.), A Moment of Equality for Latin America? Challenges for Redistribution, Farnham: Ashgate. S. 235-252.

Costa, Sérgio (2015): Asimetrías, diferencias, interdependencias: regímenes de desigualdad en América Latina. In: Castillo Gallardo, Mayarí/Maldonado Graus, Claudia (eds.): Desigualdades. Tolerancia, legitimación y conflicto en las sociedades latinoamericanas. Santiago de Chile: RIL editores, pp. 125-149.

Braig, M./Costa, S./Göbel, B. (2015): Desigualdades sociales e interdependencias globales en América Latina: una valoración provisiona. In: Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, UNAM, Nueva Época, Año IX, núm. 223, pp. 209-236.

Costa, Sérgio (2014): Dilemas da multiculturalização do direito internacional: afrodescentes e a Corte Interamericana de Direitos Humanos. In: Diálogos interdisciplinares: Literatura e Políticas Culturais. Rio de Janeiro: EdUERJ. pp. 165-188. Co-authored with Guilherme L. Gonçalves. Translation of "Human Rights as Collective Entitlement? Afro-Descendants in Latin America and the Caribbean", published in 2011, see below.

Costa, Sérgio (2014): Social Sciences and North-South-Asymmetries: Towards a Global Sociology. In: Sabine Broeck / Carsten Juncker (eds.): Postcoloniality - Decoloniality - Black Critique. Joints and Fissures. Frankfurt / New York: Campus, pp. 231-243.

Costa, Sérgio (2014): Die verrechtlichte Differenz. Liberales Kulturverständnis und das Aufkommen neuer Ethnizitäten in Lateinamerika. In: Ette, Ottmar / Wirth, Uwe (eds.): Nach der Hybridität. Zukünfte der Kulturtheorie. Berlin: Walter Frey, S. 69-92

Costa, Sérgio (2013): Da mestiçagem à diferença: nexos transnacionais da formação nacional no Brasil. In. Dutra, Eliana F. (ed.): O Brasil em dois tempos. História, pensamento social e tempo presente. Belo Horizonte: UFMG, pp. 301-320

Costa, Sérgio (2013): Nationalismus aus transnationaler Sicht: Wissenschaft, Rassismus und Nation in Brasilien um 1900. In: Fischer, G. et al. (eds.): Brasilien in der Welt. Region, Nation und Globalisierung 1870-1945. Frankfurt/M: Campus, S. 71-94

Costa, Sérgio (2013): Nachwort. Das Brasilien von Sérgio Buarque de Holanda. In: Holanda, Sérgio B.: Die Wurzeln Brasiliens. Berlin: Suhrkamp, S. 235-269

Portuguese version: Costa, Sérgio (2014): O Brasil de Sérgio Buarque de Holanda. Soc. estado, Brasília, vol. 29, n. 3, Dec. 2014, pp. 823-839. Complete text [pdf]

Costa, Sérgio (2013): Die Geopolitik der soziologischen Wissensproduktion: soziale Erfahrung und Theoriebildung in Lateinamerika [The geopolitics of sociological production of knowledge: Social experience and theory-building in Latin America]. In: Hochmüller, M. et al. (eds.): Politik in verflochtenen Räumen. Los espacios entrelazados de lo político. Berlin: edition tranvía/Walter Frey Verlag, pp. 106-120

Costa, Sérgio (2013): Nationalismus aus transnationaler Sicht: Wissenschaft, Rassismus und Nation in Brasilien um 1900 [Nationalism from a transnational perspective: Science, racism, and nation in Brazil, 1900]. In: Fischer, G. et al. (eds.): Brasilien in der Welt. Region, Nation und Globalisierung 1870-1945. Frankfurt/M: Campus, pp. 71-94

Backhouse, Maria/ Baquero, Jairo/ Costa, Sérgio (2013): Between Rights and Power Asymmetries. Contemporary Struggles for Land in Brazil and Colombia. Berlin, working paper desiguALdades nr. 41. Erscheint in: Fischer-Lescano, A./ Möller, A. et al. (eds.): Transnational Social Rights. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014 In:

Costa, Sérgio (2013): Entangled inequalities in Latin America: addressing social categorisations and transregional interdependencies. In: Célleri, Daniela; Schwarz, Tobias; Wittger, Bea (eds.): "Interdependencies of Social Categorisations", Frankfurt a.M. (Iberoamericana/Vervuert)
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Costa, Sergio (2012): Desigualdades, interdependências e afrodescendentes na América Latina [Inequalities, Interdependencies and Afro-Descendants in Latin America]. In: Tempo social, Bd. 24, Nr. 2, pp. 123-145
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Costa, Sérgio (2012): ¿Unidos e iguales? Anti-racismo y solidaridad en el Brasil Contemporáneo [United and equal? Anti-racism and solidarity in Brazil]. In: Kron, S./ Costa, S./Braig, M. (eds): Democracia y reconfiguraciones contemporáneas del derecho en América Latina. Frankfurt/Madrid: Vervuert, pp. 323-342 (revised and updated translation from nr. 48)

Costa, Sérgio (2012): Essentialismuskritik, transnationaler Antirassismus, Körperpolitik. Paul Gilroy und der Black Atlantic [Critique of Essentialism, Transnational Anti-Racism, Corporality. Paul Gilroy and the Black Atlantic]. In: Reuter, Julia/ Karentzos, Alexandra (eds.): Schlüsselwerke der postkolonialen Studien. Wiesbaden: VS, pp. 153-164.

Costa, Sérgio (2012): Regimes de Coexistência Interétnica no Brasil e na Alemanha: Contribuições a um debate inexistente [Regimes of Inter-ethnic Coexistence in Brazil and Germany. Contributions to an Inexistent Debate]. In: Sociologia/Universidade do Porto, Special Issue 2012, pp. 235-259.
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Costa, Sérgio et al. (2011): Más allá de la inefectividad de la ley. Estado de derecho, esfera pública y antirracismo. [Beyond the Inefficacy of the Law: the Rule of Law, the Public Sphere, and Anti-racism]. In: Gurza Lavalle, Adrián (ed.): El Horizonte de la política – Brasil y la agenda contemporánea de investigación en el debate internacional, México: CIESAS, pp. 291-334.

Costa, Sérgio/ Gonçalves, Guilherme L. (2011): Human Rights as Collective Entitlement? Afro-Descendants in Latin America and the Caribbean. In: Zeitschrift für Menschenrechte, 2/2011, pp. 52-71.

Costa, Sérgio (2011): Researching Entangled Inequalities in Latin-America. The Role of Historical, Social, and Transregional Interdependencies. Berlin, working paper no. 9, desiguALdades, 2011.
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Costa, S. (2011): Founding in Networking? Geisteswissenschaften in der neuen Geopolitik des Wissens [Founding in Networking? The Humanities in the New Geopolitics of Knowledge]. In: Dietrich, R./ Smilovski, D./Nünning, A. (eds.): Lost or Found in Translation? Interkulturelle/ Internationale Perspektiven der Geisteswissenschaften. Trier: Wiss. Verlag Trier, pp. 39-52.

Costa, S. (2011): Perspectivas y políticas sobre racismo y afrodescendencia en América Latina y el Caribe [Perspectives and Politics of Racism and Afro-descendancy in Latin-America and the Caribbean]. In: Hopenhayn, M./Sojo, A. (ed.): Sentido de pertenencia en sociedades fragmentadas: América Latina en una perspectiva global. Santiago de Chile: CEPAL, pp. 173-188.
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Boatcă, M./Rodríguez, E. G./Costa, S. (2010): Introduction. Decolonizing European Sociology: Different Paths towards a Pending Project. In: Boatcă, M./Rodríguez, E.G./Costa, S. (ed.): Decolonizing European Sociology. Transdisciplinary Approaches. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 1-11.
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Costa, Sérgio (2010): Au-delà du métissage. Antiracisme et diversité culturelle sous les deux gouvernements Lula [Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity During the Two Lula Administrations]. In: Problèmes d’Amérique latine, n°78, pp. 91-112.

Costa, Sérgio (2010): Die Ideenzirkulation zwischen Brasilien und Deutschland: Diagnose und Szenarien [The Circulation of Ideas  between Brazil and Germany: Diagnosis and Scenarios] In: Bader, Wolfgang (ed.): Die deutsch-brasilianischen Kulturbeziehungen. Bestandsaufnahme, Herausforderungen, Perspektiven. Frankfurt/M, Vervuert, pp. 51-72.

Costa, Sérgio (2010): Nationbildung: Geschichte und Gegenwart [Nation-Building: History and Present]. In: Costa, S. et al. (ed.): Brasilien heute. Frankfurt/M, pp. 159-172.

Costa, Sérgio (2010): Das politische System [The Political System]. In: Brasilien heute , see above, pp. 191-206.

Costa, Sérgio/ Ryal, Gundo (2010): Öffentlichkeit: Themen, Akteure, Strukturen [The Public Sphere: Topics, Actors and Structures]. In: Brasilien heute [Brazil Today], see above, pp. 459-470.

Costa, Sérgio (2010): Da sociologia do racismo às política anti-racistas: nexos difíceis [From Sociology of Racism to Anti-racist policies: Difficult Interrelations]. In: D`Incao, Maria Angela/Martins, Hermínio (ed.): Democracia, Crise e Reforma. Estudos sobre a era Fernando Henrique Cardoso. São Paulo: Paz & Terra, pp. 245-268.

Boatcă, M & Costa S. (2010): Postcolonial Sociology: A Research Agenda. In: Rodríguez, Encarnación G./ Boatcă, Manuela/ Costa, Sérgio (ed.): Decolonizing European Sociology. Transdisciplinary Approaches. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 13-32.

Boatcă, M. & Costa, S. (2010): Postkoloniale Soziologie: ein Programm [Postcolonial Sociology. A Programm]. In: Reuter, Julia/Villa, Paula-Irene (ed.): Postkoloniale Soziologie. Empirische Befunde, theoretische Anschlüsse, politische Intervention. Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 69-90. Spanish version: estudios sociológicos Vol XXVIII, Num. 83, May-August 2010.

Costa, S. (2009): Diferença e Identidade: A crítica Pós-Estruturalista ao Multiculturalismo [Difference and Identity: A Post-stucturalist Critique of Multiculturalism]. In: Vieira, Liszt (ed.): Identidade e Globalização. Rio de Janeiro: Paz e Terra.

Costa, S. & Avritzer, L. (2009): Teoría crítica, esfera pública y democracia: concepciones y usos en América Latina [Critical Theory, Public Sphere and Democracy: Concepts and Applications in Latin-America]. In: Braig, Marianne/Huffschmid, Anne (ed.): Los poderes de lo público. Debates, espacios y actores en América Latina. Madrid/Frankfurt am Main: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, pp. 27-51.

Costa, S./Melo, R./Silva, F. (ed.) (2009): Sociedad civil, Estado y Derecho en América Latina: tres modelos interpretativos [Civil Society, State and Law in Latin America: Three Interpretative Models]. In: Araujo, Kathya (ed.): ¿Se acata pero no se cumple? Estudios sobre las normas en América Latina. Santiago: LOM Ediciones, pp. 199-222.

Costa, S. (2008): Das politische System Brasiliens [Brazil’s Political System]. In: Stüwe, Klaus/ Rinke, Stefan (ed.): Die politischen Systeme in Nord- und Lateinamerika. Eine Einführung. Wiesbaden, pp. 114-136.

Costa, S. (2008): Imigração no Brasil e na Alemanha: Contextos, Conceitos, Convergências [Migration in Brazil and Germany: Contexts, Concepts and Convergencies]. In: Ciências Sociais Unisinos, 44 (2), Mai/August 2008, pp.105-118.
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Costa, S. (2007): "Deprovincializing" Sociology: the Postcolonial Contribution . Revista Brasileira de Ciencias Sociais, Vol. 3.
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Costa, S. (2007): Beyond North South Dichotomies: De-centring Human Rights in the Americas. In: Rioux, Michèle (ed.): Building the Americas. Brüssel: Bruylant, pp. 209-222.

Costa, S. (2007): ¿Unidos e Iguais? Anti-racismo e solidariedade no Brasil contemporâneo [United and Equal? Anti-racism and Solidarity in Today’s Brazil]. In: Piensamento Iberoamericano, nueva época, no. 1, pp. 231-250. Onlineversion

Costa, S. (2007): De la asimilación a la convivencia: conceptos y contextos de la política imigratória [From Assimilation to Conviviality: Concepts and Contexts of Immigration Politicies] In: Yepez del Castillo, Isabel/ Herrera, Gioconda (ed.): Nuevas Migraciones Latinoamericanas a Europa. Quito: FLACSO/OBREAL, pp. 269-285.

Costa, S. (2007): Ein Ort für den schwarzen Körper: Antirassismus in Brasilien [A Place for the Black Body: Antiracism in Brazil]. In: Diehl, Paula/ Koch, Gertrud (ed.): Der Körper als Medium. Inszenierungen der Politik, München: Fink Verlag, pp. 141-160.

Costa, S. (2007): Vergangenheitsbewältigung auf Brasilianisch [Coming to Terms with the Past in Brazil]. In: Argumente und Materialien zum Zeitgeschehen Nr. 55, pp. 21-30. 
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Costa, S.& Gurza Lavalle, Adrián (2006): Cohésion social y coexistencia intercultural en América Latina [Social Cohesion and Intercultural Coexistence in Latin America]. In: Cotler, Julio (ed.): La cohésion social en la agenda de América Latina y de la Unión Européa. Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, pp. 247-279.

Costa, S. (2006): Sociology and Transnational Contexts of Agency. Lessons from the Black Atlantic. In Costa, Sérgio; Domingues, J. Maurício; Knöbl, Wolfgang & Silva, Josué (ed.): The Plurality of Modernity. Decentring Sociology. Munich, Mering: Hampp Verlag, pp. 43-56.

Costa, S. (2006): ¿Amores Fáciles? Romanticismo y consumo en la modernidad tardia [Easy living? Romance and Consume in the late Modernity]. In: Revista Mexicana de Sociologia, Nr. 4/2006, pp. 761-782.
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Costa, S. (2006): Menschenrechte weltweit. Politisches Handeln jenseits neokolonialer Dualismen [Human Rights Worldwide. Political Agency beyond Neocolonial Dualisms]. In: Febel, Gisela et al. (ed): Zwischen Kontakt und Konflikt. Perspektiven der Postkolonialismusforschung. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, pp. 63-80.

Costa, S. (2005): Postkoloniale Studien und Soziologie: Differenzen und Konvergenzen [Postcolonial studies and Sociology: Differences and Convergencies]. Berlin, Berliner Journal für Soziologie, 2/05, pp. 283-292.

Costa, S. (2005): Cosmopolitan Democracy: Conceptual Deficits and Political Errors. Portal Scielo Social Sciences.
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Avritzer, Leonardo & Costa, S. (2004): Teoria crítica, espaço público e democracia: Concepções e usos na América Latina [Critical Theory, Public Sphere and Democracy: Concepts and Applications in Latin America]. Rio de Janeiro: Dados, Vol. 47, Nr. 4, pp. 703-728.

Costa, S. (2004): Der Kampf um Öffentlichkeit: Begriffe, Akteure, politische Dynamiken [The Struggle for the Public Sphere: Concepts, Actors, Political Dynamics]. Hamburg: Lateinamerika Jahrbuch, pp. 9-25.

Costa, Sérgio (2004): A sociologia americana e a invenção das relações raciais no Brasil [American Sociology and the Invention of Racial Relations in Brazil]. Interseções, 6(1), pp. 75-94.

Scientific speeches and presentations (since 2006, selection)

Downsizing Exclusion. Bringing Inequalities Research Back. Vienna, Third Forum of the International Sociological Association, 10.-15.07.2016

Die Krise in Brasilien: ein Verteilungskonflikt? Podiumsdiskussion Staatskrise in Brasilien. Berlin, GIGA, 7.7.2016

Sozialwissenschaften und Nord-Süd-Asymmetrien: für eine globale Soziologie. Berlin, Ringvorlesung Ander(e)s Wissen: Kritische Einsichten in globale Wissensproduktion, 30.06.2016

Neo/Social Developmentalism, Old Inequalities? New York, XXXIV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, 27.-30.5.16

Direito(s), política e poder: contornos de um modelo analítico. Fortaleza, 7. Congresso der Associação Brasileira de Sociologia do Direito, AbraSD, Keynote, 18.-20.5. 2016

Desigualdades Sociais na América Latina. Fortaleza, 7. Congresso der Associação Brasileira de Sociologia do Direito, AbraSD, Podiumsdiskussion, 18.-20.5.2016

Convialisme, Conviviality, Konvivenz: Respostas convergentes aos 'puristas da diferença'? Fortaleza, Universidade Federal do Ceará, 18.5.16

Congelando diferenças? O direito e o multiculturalismo liberal. Recife, Universidade Federal do Pernambuco, Direito, 16.5.16

A pesquisa sobre modernidade na América Latina: linhagens e dilemas. São Paulo, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 11.5.12016 sowie Recife, Universidade Federal do Pernambuco, Sociologia, 16 .5. 2016

Rio de Janeiro: 1698, 1808, 1888, 1968. Hannover, Schloss Herrenhausen, 2.-3.05.2016, Tagung: A Tale of 100 Cities. Ideas, Conflicts, ad Revolt in the 1960s.

La crisis brasileña: Un análisis desde las múltiples dimensiones de las desigualdades (mit Barbara Fritz). Mexiko Stadt: Conferencia internacional Movimientos, Actores y Representaciones de la Globalización, 11-12.04.2016

Panel Brazil. Lund, University of Lund, Schweden, 19.04.2016

Global Constitutionalism meets Local Asymmetries: Minority Rights in Latin America. International Conference 2016. Berlin, 3.- 4.03.2016

El derecho como relé: modelo analítico y evidencias empíricas. Workshop Interacciones, disputas y conflictos entre el Estado y la sociedad en América Latina. Berlin, FU Berlin, 18.-19.01.2016

Postcolonial Studies und soziologische Theorie (Eröffnungsvortrag). Interdisziplinärer Workshop: Postkolonialismus und China?. Bielefeld, Uni Bielefeld, 15.-16.01.2016

International Symposium. Affirmative Action Revisited: Race-related Discourses and Policies in Contemporary Brazil. University of Copenhagen, 14.-15.12.2015

Podiumsdiskussion Vom Nutzen der Area Studies in Zeiten der Globalisierung. Berlin, Centre Marc Bloch, 12.11.2015. Audioschnitt:

Discussant of Jin Haritaworn's lecture and book "Queer Lovers and Hateful Others". Berlin, Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin, 3.11.2015

NZZ-Podium, Lateinamerika. Zürich, Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Video: 23.10.2015

Desigualdades entrelazadas: Investigando asimetrías interdependientes en América Latina. Mexico City, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco, 09.10.2015

Inequalities, Social Policies and State in Contemporary Brazil: Bringing Class Analysis Back in. Aarhus, University of Aarhus, Brazilian Studies, Inaugural Lecture, 07.10.2015

The Research on Modernity in Latin America: Lineages and Dilemmas. University Aarhus, Transnational Modernity Research Group, 7.10.2015

Direito(s) como relé em circuitos de poder. Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio, 24.09.2015

Ciências sociais e assimetrias Norte-Sul: Por uma sociologia global. Belo Horizonte, UFMG, Doutorado em Antropologia Social, 22.09.2015

Die Globale Konstitutionalisierung der Menschenrechte: Überwindung persistenter Ungerechtigkeiten oder Verrechtlichung tradierter Asymmetrien? Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Kongress: Die Versprechungen des Rechts, 9.-11.09.2015

Brazil under Pressure: A Clash of Classes? Berlin, LAI/ FU Berlin, Roundtable: Brazil under Pressure, 10.07.2015

Das Recht als Relais: Erfahrung aus Lateinamerika (Keynote). Potsdam, Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises für Überseeische Verfassungsvergleichung, 03.-04.07.2015

Thesen zum Thema Sozialwissenschaften und Regionalstudien. Presentation at "Reimers Konferenzen Revisited", Bad Homburg, 7.-8.06.2015.

Fragmenting Citizenship: Focal Policies, Social Inequalities, and Convivial Patterns in Latin America. Presentation at the International Conference "The Changing Nature of Citizenship", Universität Potsdam, 4.-6.06.2015.

Acumulación Entrelazada: Reconfiguraciones de la Producción de Valor en el Espacio Portuario de Rio de Janeiro. Presentation held with Guilherme Leite Gonçalves at the LASA Annual Conference, Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, 29.05.2015.

Postcolonial contributions. Presentation at the Conference "Fondements non utilitaristes de la science sociale", Cerisy-la-Salle, 16.-23.05.2015.

Brasilien: soziale Ungleichheiten, kulturelle Differenzen, Zusammenhalt. Presentation in the frame of the lecture series about Brazil, RWTH Aachen, 12.05.2015.

Social Inequalities, Migration, Social Rights: Conceptual Reflections Concerning the Role of Law. Presentation in the frame of the workshop entitled "Migration, Free Movement and Portability of Social Rights", Oñati, 7.-8.05.2015.

Entangled Inequalities, State, and Social Policies in Contemporary Brazil. Presentation at the workshop "Brazil 2015 and Beyond", Lateinamerika-Institut/ Forschungszentrum Brasilien of the Freie Universität Berlin, 30.01.2015

Researching Entangled Inequalities in Latin America: The Role of Historical, Social, and Transregional Interdependencies. Center for InterAmerican Studies, Universität Bielefeld, 2.12.2014

Soziale Ungleichheiten in Brasilien: jüngere Entwicklungen. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 27.11.2014.

La investigación sobre modernidad en América Latina: linajes y dilemas. Taller internacional, Ciencias sociales y asimetrías: Debates contemporáneos, Berlin, 25.11.2014

A pesquisa sobre modernidade na América Latina: linhagens e dilemas. IV Encontro Internacional de Ciências Sociais, Pelotas, 18.-21-11.2014

Protection without Redistribution? Conceptual Limitations of Gender and Racial Policies in Brazil. Workshop FGV Direito/ Oxford Human Rights Hub, 12.-14.11.2014

Wahlen in Brasilien: Ergebnisse und Perspektiven. Presentation at the panel "Brasilien nach den Präsidentschaftswahlen", Lateinamerika-Institut/Forschungszentrum Brasilien of the Freie Universität Berlin, 10.11.2014

Elecciones de 2014 en Brasil: Resultados y Perspectivas. El Colegio de México, México D.F., 27.10.2014

Desigualdades sociales e interdependencias globales: cuestiones conceptuales y un estudio de caso. Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS) / Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales (IIS.UNAM), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City., 28.-29.10.2014

La investigación sobre modernidad en América Latina: linajes y dilemas. Commentator of the panel with Nicolás Gómez Nuñez, Enrique Fernández and Peter Birle, led by Nikolaus Werz. Berlin, Ibero-American Institute, Workshop "La producción, traducción y apropiación transregional de saberes: actores, instituciones y discursos", 10.-11.10.2014

Protection without Redistribution? Conceptual Limitations of Gender and Racial Policies in Brazil. UFMG/TRAMOD, Belo Horizonte, 25.09.2014.

The Law of Power and the Power of Law: Cultural Rights, Afro-descendants and Struggles for Land in Latin America. ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, 13.-19.07.2014

Protection without Redistribution? Conceptual Limitations of Gender and Racial Policies in Brazil. Workshop "Non-Discrimination, Human Rights and Social Inequalities: Latin American and Global Perspectives", Berlin, 4.07.2014

Between Rights and Power Asymmetries: Struggles for Land in Brazil and Colombia (with Maria Backhouse and Jairo Baquero). ADLAF-Congress, Berlin, 28.06.2014

Schutz gegen Diskriminierung oder Umverteilung? Hautfarbe, Geschlecht und soziale Politiken in Brasilien. Lateinamerika-Institut of the Freie Universität Berlin, 5.06.2014.

A pesquisa sobre modernidade na América Latina: linhagens e dilemas. Goethe-Institut São Paulo, 30.05.2014

Beyond Categorical Asymmetries: The Dynamic  Construction of Inequalities (with Elizabeth Jelin). Berlin, 3rd Conference desiguALdades, 10.-11.04.2014

Zivilgesellschaft in Brasilien: drei Perspektiven. Berlin, Tagung  Nunca Mais! – Brasilien 50 Jahre nach dem Militärputsch, 8.-9.04.2014

A sociologia cingida: 2,5 linhagens na pesquisa sobre modernidade na América Latina. Belo Horizonte, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 31.03.2014 sowie Brasília, Universidade de Brasília, Colóquio Pós-Ocidentalismos e Abordagens Emergentes na Teoria Social, 1.-2.04.2014

Antirassismus und interethnisches Miteinander in Brasilien. Osnabrück, Volkshochschule/ Terres des Hommes, 25.03.2014

Brasilien 2014: Quo Vadis? Berlin, Jahrestagung der DAIA - Deutschen Assoziation für internationalen Bildungsaustausch,  01.03.2014

Von herzlichen Menschen und ewigen Versprechen. Reading and discussion with Kerstin Knipp and Sérgio Costa. Museum für Fotografie, Berlin, 20.02.2014

Tiempos y Espacios de la Modernidad. Una brevísima genealogía de la investigación sociológica latino-americana. Berlin, Taller Internacional Entre-Espacios, 16.-18.12.2013

Diferenças congeladas: administrando a diversidade na América Latina. Rio de Janeiro, Unviersidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro,  Seminário Arte, Cultura e Poder, 9.-11.10.2013

Limites para a redução das desigualdades: a dimensões de raça e sexo. Águas de Lindóia, 37º Encontro Anual da ANPOCS, 23-27/09/2013

Deutsch-brasilianische Wissenschaftsbeziehungen. Rio de Janeiro, DAAD-Tagung, 4.-7.09.2013

Diferencia. O la desigualdad enunciada. Berlin, Taller desigualdades en el Cono Sur.  15.07.2013

Global, transnational oder transregional? Soziale Ungleichheiten jenseits des methodologischen Nationalismus. Kassel, Workshop Transnationalisierung sozialer Verhältnisse, 21.06.2013

Verrechtlichte Identitäten. Kulturtheorien und Minderheitsrechte in Lateinamerika. Potsdam, Konferenz: Nach der Hybridität. Die Zukunft der Kulturtheorien, 20.06.2013

Brasilien: soziale Ungleichheiten, kulturelle Differenzen, Zusammenhalt. Berlin, DAAD, Seminar Regionalkompetenz Brasilien, 8.04.2013

Entre a lei e a diferença: direito e etnicidade na América Latina. Rio de Janeiro, Faculdade de Direito, Unviersidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 27.03.2013

Recht und Ethnizität: Beobachtungen aus Lateinamerika. Berlin, Humboldt Universität, LSI-Werkstattgespräch, 15.1.2013

Black Atlantic: theoretische Bedeutung und Anwendungen in Lateinamerika. Wien, Universität Wien, Ringvorlesung Aktuelle Debatten der Diasporaforschung, 8.01.2013

Law, Politics, and New Ethnicities in Latin America: A Postcolonial Exploration. Berlin, Zentrum Moderner Orient, International Workshop Comparing Postcolonial Experiences and Critiques Across Regions, 12.-14.12.2012

Freezing differences: The Construction of Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Brazil. London, King's College, Festvortrag am Brazil Institute, 27.11.2012

Figuration, Regime, Entanglement: Researching Interdependent Inequalities in Latin America. Berlin, HU Berlin, Conference Figurations of Mobility, 22-24.11.2012

Congelando diferenças: a descoberta da diversidade cultural na América Latina. Campinas (Brasilien), Workshop Direitos, diferenças e desigualdades, 26.10.2012

Soziologische Theoriebildung und soziale Erfahrung: Beobachtungen aus Lateinamerika. Bochum, 36. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, 1.-5.10.2012

Teoria sociológica e experiência social na América Latina. Águas de Lindóia (Brasilien), 36. Kongress der ANPOCS (Sozialwissenschaftlicher Verband Brasiliens), 21.-24.10.2012

Cultural rights and democratic legitimacy: Conceptual approaches and uses in Latin America. Buenos Aires: Second ISA Forum of Sociology, 1.-4.08.2012

Which sociology? Exploring “non-western” interferences. Buenos Aires: Second ISA Forum of Sociology, 1.-4.08.2012

Precarious Legitimization: Cultural Rights in the Context of Moving Differences. Wien: 54 International Congress of Americanists , 15.-20.07.2012

Entangled Inequalities in Latin America. Wien: 54 International Congress of Americanists, 15.-20.7.2012

Diskutant im Rahmen der Tagung Facetten der asiatisch-deutschen Diaspora in Berlin. Berlin, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 21.06.2012

Diskutant im Rahmen der internationalen Tagung: The West or the Rest? Latin America’s Global Embeddedness in Historical Perspective. Berlin: LAI, 14.–16.06.2012

Afro-descendants and Regimes of Interethnic Coexistence in Latin America: Researching Racial Inequality beyond Nation State. San Francisco: XXX Latin American Association Congress, 23-26.07.2012

Brasilien: soziale Ungleichheiten, kulturelle Differenzen, Zusammenhalt. Erfut: Ringvorlesung BRIC-Staaten, 24.04.2012

Inequality Regimes in Latin America:  Theoretical Concepts and the Case of Afro-descendants. ProDoc Programme Transcultural Management and Governance in Latin America, Bern, 1.12.2011

Whose Differences? Which Inequalities? Race and Gender Regimes. Comments delivered at Second Annual Conference, Berlin, 8.-9.12.2011

Konferenz Lateinamerika im Wandel. Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Teilnehmer des Abschlusspodiums, 23.11.2011

¿Derechos humanos como derechos culturales colectivos? Buenos Aires, Taller Red desiguALdades, 7.11.11

‘Males de Origem’? Sylvio Romero, Manoel Bomfim e as fontes transnacionais do nacionalismo no Brasil. Conferência Brasil no contexto global: 1870-1945, Freie Universität Berlin, 27.-29.10.2011

Culturas da convivência no Brasil e na Alemanha. Lissabon, ISCTE, 18.10.11

Da Mestiçagem à diferença: Reconstruções da (pós) nacionalidade no Brasil. Seminário Internacional O Brasil em Dois Tempos. História, Pensamento Social e Tempo Presente, Belo Horionte, UFMG, 5.10.2011

Human Rights as Collective Entitlement? Afro-Descendants in Latin American and the Caribbean. Critical Theory Conference, São Paulo, CEBRAP, 3.10.2011

Researching Entangled Inequalities in Latin America. The Role of Historical, Social, and Transregional Interdependencies. Conference Interdependencies of Social Categorisations, Keynote Speaker Cologne, 12.-14.09. 2011

Rechtspluralismus, Rechtsstaat und Zivilgesellschaft in Lateinamerika: Drei Interpretationen. Konferenz: Der Kamp um Recht, Wien, Universität Wien, 01.-03.09.2011

Eine Zukunft für Europa. Berlin, Akademietag der deutschen Union der Akademien der Wissenschaften, 20.06.2011, Podiumsdiskussion

Distanz, Sehnsucht, Einmischung: zur Artikulation von postkolonialen Studien und Soziologie. Berlin, HU Berlin, Konferenz postkoloniale Gesellschaftswissenschaften, 17.-18.06.2011, Keynote speaker

Afroamerikas: Soziale Ungleichheiten und Regimes interethnischer Koexistenz. Innsbruck, Zentrum für Interamerikanische Studien, Ringvorlesung Ungleichheiten in den Amerikas, 10.05.2011

Researching Brazilian Society and Culture in Berlin. Münster, Brasilientag, 29.-30.04.2011

Die brasilianischen Sozialwissenschaften: Schwerpunkte, Institutionen, Tendenzen. Münster, Brasilientag, 29.-30.04.2011

Global, transnational oder transregional? Soziale Ungleichheiten in Lateinamerika. Berlin, Zentrum & Peripherie: die Reihe und ihre Themen. Öffentliches Herausgebertreffen, 18.04.2011

Primeiro Fórum de Diálogo com o Brasil - O Brasil na nova ordem global. Hamburg, GIGA, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, 14.-15.6.2011, Moderation und Diskussion.

Global, Transnational or Entangled? Analyzing Inequalities in Latin America beyond Methodological Nationalism. Berlin, Conference Social Inequalities and Global Interdependencies: Latin American Configurations, 2. – 4. 12.2010

Latin Americas Postcolonial Modernity: Theories, Processes, Actors. Oslo, University of Oslo, Vorlesungen im Rahmen des PhD Course Development and the Environment: A Critical Introduction to current Latin American Debates, 22.-24.11.2011

Die neue Geopolitik des Wissens. Berlin, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Stipendiatenseminar Grenzen des westlichen Denkens, 25.-28.11. 2010

Lateinamerika als postkoloniale Moderne. Essen, kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Tagung Konzeptionen der Moderne. Wissenschaftsgeschichtliche Perspektiven auf aktuelle Entwicklungen in den Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften, 11.-13.11.2010

Kulturen des Miteinanders in Deutschland und Brasilien. São Paulo, Goethe Institut, Festvortrag im Rahmen der Eröffnung des Verbindungsbüros der FU Berlin in Brasilien, 24. 10. 2011

Más allá del Mestizaje. Antirracismo y diversidad cultural en los gobiernos Lula. São Paulo, Seminario Democracia, Movimientos, Sociales y Derecho en América Latina: Nuevas Agendas de Investigación, 24.-27.10.2010

Sociologia, pós-colonialismo e teoria social no Brasil. Rio de Janeiro, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 22.10.2010

Entangled Inequalities in Latin America: Conceptual and Methodological Dimensions. Toronto, XXIX International Congress, Latin American Studies Association, 6.-9.10.2010, Vortrag und Koordination des Panels

Regimes e políticas de reconhecimento de minorias na América Latina. Lissabon, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, 6.09.2010

Interdependent Asymmetries: Analyzing Entangled Inequalities in Latin America. Göteborg, XVII World Congress of  Sociology, 11.-17.07.2011

Limites da democracia nacional. Campinas/Brasilien, CPFL Cultura, 01.07.2010

Afrolateinamerika und die (Ko)Existenz zwischen Nationalstaat und ‚Black Atlantic’.  Köln, Ringvorlesung des Lehr- und Forschungszentrums Lateinamerika,  15.06.2010

La agenda de investigación del LAI/Berlin. Alcalá, Spanien, Encuentro de Institutos Europeos sobre América Latina, 22-23 Februar 2010

Amazônia como espaço transnacional de conflito. Manaus, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, 3. März 2010

Moderne: die soziologische Sicht. Essen, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Konzeptionen der Moderne: Workshop zu aktuellen Debatten in den Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften, 28.-29. April 2010

Perspectivas y políticas sobre racismo y afrodescendencia en América Latina y el Caribe.
Santiago, ECLAC, CEPAL Seminar "Sense of Belonging in the twenty first century", 23.11.2009

Die Ideenzirkulation zwischen Deutschland und Lateinamerika unter besonderer Berücksichtigung Brasiliens. Berlin, Iberoamerikanisches Institut, Symposium "Die beiden Deutschland und Lateinamerika", 13.11.2009

Política y derecho en América Latina: tres interpretaciones. Buenos Aires, UNGS-IDES, Taller "Movimientos socioales, esfera pública y nuevas configuraciones del derecho en América Latina", 26.09.2009

New Configurations of Law in Latin America. Santiago, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Coloquio Legitimación jurídica - Aportes desde la sociología, 24.09.2009

Desprovincializar la teoria social: la contribución pos-colonial. Santiago, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Seminario "'¿Qué Sociología hoy?", 22.09.2009

Afro-brasileños encuentran a African-Americans. Política y cultura en el Atlántico Negro. Santiago, Universidad de Chile, simposio internacional  "4as jornadas brasileñas", 22.09.2009

Experte auf Podiumsdiskussion, Kontinuitäten in der Wirtschaftsentwicklung Brasiliens seit der Unabhängigkeit: Die Bedeutung des Großgrundbesitzes, Münster, deutsch-brasilianische Gesellschaft "Interesse Brasil Alemanha IBA e.V.", 7.09.2009

Postkoloniale Theorien und die Sozialwissenschaften - Impulse und Herausforderungen. Diskussion mit Shalini Randeria und Ina Kerner, Berlin, Institut für Sozialwissenschaften der Humboldt-Universität, 2.07.2009

Repensando os direitos humanos. São Paulo, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade de São Paulo, 24.03.2009

Politische Implikationen der Strategischen Partnerschaft. Deutschland-Brasilien. São Paulo, DAAD, Strategische Partnerschaft in Forschung und Lehre. Bilanz und Perspektiven, 11.-13.03.2009

A circulação de idéias entre Brasil e Alemanha: diagnóstico e cenários. São Paulo, Goethe-Institut, Symposium: Die deutsch-brasilianischen Kulturbeziehungen 24.-25.11.2008

Diaspora als politischer Handlungskontext: Antirassismus in den Amerikas. Berlin, Lateinamerika-Institut, Ringvorlesung Migration, Diaspora und Gender in den Amerikas, 28.10.2008

Überlebensstrategien in tropischen Metropolen. Berlin, HAU, Veranstaltungsreihe „Soaring São Paulo – Loving Lagos“, 12.09.2008

Trans-nationalizing Anti-racism in the Americas: Advances and Ambivalences. Barcelona, Forum der International Sociological Association, Vortrag im Rahmen des RC 47, 5.-8.09.2008

Nationalstaaten vor entgrenzten Differenzen. Südamerikanische Fallstudien. Freiburg, Tagung Globalisierung Süd, 18.-19.07.2008

Amerikanisierung des Antirassismus? Eine Fallstudie. Berlin, JFK-Institut, 25.06.2008

Entgrenzungen: Kulturaustausch zwischen Deutschland und Lateinamerika. São Paulo, Goethe-Institut, 18.06.2008

Was ist aus der Zivilgesellschaft in Lateinamerika geworden? Versuch einer Bilanz. São Paulo, Goethe-Institut, 3.-5.03.2008

Zum Begriff Transnationalisierung. Berlin, Lateinamerika-Insitut, Ringvorlesung Begriffe der Lateinamerika-Forschung, 06.02.2008, zs. mit Prof. Anja Bandau

Found in Networking? Geisteswissenschaften in der neuen Geopolitik des Wissens. Gießen, Tagung Lost or Found in Translation? Internationale/Interkulturellen Perspektiven der Geisteswissenschaften, DAAD-Universität Gießen, Eröffnungsvortrag, 07-09.12 2007. Vortragstext in:

Zu neueren Entwicklungen der lateinamerikanischen politischen Soziologie. Berlin, Internationales Symposium. Durch Luhmanns Brille, Eröffnungsvortrag, 10.-11.12.2007

Die Vergangenheit umdeuten, die Gegenwart verändern. Berlin, Forum Brasil, 20.11. 2007

Einwanderung und Nationalismus in Brasilien und Deutschland. Berlin, 8. Tagung der Brasilianistengruppe der ADLAF, Eröffnungsvortrag, 19-20.10.2007

Transatlantische Biographien: europäische EinwanderInnen in Brasilien. Bremen, Künstlerhaus Bremen, 04.10.07

Raccismo e direito no Brasil. São Paulo, CEBRAP, 21.09.2007

Ciudadania y estado de derecho en América Latina. Montreal, XXVIII LASA International Congress, 05.-08.-09.2007

Política, Diferença e Reconhecimento. São Paulo, USP-Leste, 30.08.2007

Die Aufhebung der Differenz: kulturwissenschaftliche Defizite gegenwärtiger Demokratietheorie. Flensburg, Internationale Konferenz Legitimationsprobleme der Weltgesellschaft, 14.-16.06.2007

African Americans begegnen Afro-Brazilians: Machtasymmetrien und Differenzen im Black Atlantic. Eichstätt, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, 24.05.2007

Quilombos und Politik der Differenz. Berlin, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, 27.04.2007

Medio ambiente, Amazonía y cambios globales : miradas cruzadas Europa-América Latina. Brüssel, Abschlusspodium des V Congreso CEISAL [Europäischer Rat für Sozialwissenschaftliche Lateinamerikaforschung], 11.-14.04.2007

Desafios de la agenda pos-desarollista. Podiumsteilnehmer, Bonn, DIE, Workshop internacional: La cooperación Europa-América Latina, 04.12.2006

De la asimilación a la convivialidad: conceptos y contextos de la política inmigratoria. Brüssel: Conférence Internationale Le Migrations Amérique Latine-Europe, 06-07.11. 2006

Die neue lateinamerikanische Soziologie der Politik: die Öffentlichkeitsforschung. Berlin, FU Berlin, Vortrag im Rahmen des Berufungsverfahrens zur Professur Soziologie, Schwerpunkt Lateinamerika, 27.10.2006

Die Studentenbewegung 1968 aus brasilianischer und deutscher Sicht: Ideale, Parallelen, Unterschiede, Wirkungen. Podiumsteilnehmer. Berlin, Iberoamerikanisches Institut, 11.10.2006

Diferença e performance: a crítica pós-estruturalista ao multiculturalismo. Campinas, 3. Lateinamerikanischer Politologenkongress, 04-06.09.2006

Vergangenheitsbewältigung auf Brasilianisch. Berlin, Brasilien-Tagung der Hans-Seidel-Stiftung, 16.-19.10.2006

Nação e novas etnicidades no Brasil contemporâneo. Santiago de Chile, Universidad Católica, 29.09.2006

Derechos humanos y anti-racismo en el mundo pos- nacional. Santiago de Chile, Goethe Institut, Internationale Konferenz Derechos humanos hoy: dilemas y desafíos, 26-29.09.2006

Cotas racias ou cotas sociais? Podiumteilnehmer. São Paulo, Handelskammer (ACSP), 11.09.2006

Deprovicializing Sociology: Postcolonial Contributions. Bremen, International Conference Transcultural Humanities, 17.-19.06.2006, veranstaltet durch INPUTS (Universität Bremen) undCenter for Global Studies (DukeUniversity)

Liebe und Konsum. Flensburg, Universität Flensburg, Interdisziplinäres Colloquium, 16.05.2006

Amor e Consumo. Porto Alegre, UFRGS, Vorlesung zur Eröffnung der Vorlesungszeit, 29.03.2006

Democracia e diferenças culturais na América Latina. São Leopoldo, UNISINOS, 30.03.2006

Afro-brazilians und African Americans: Machtasymmetrien im Black Atlantic. München, Goethe Forum, 10.03.2006

Press Review

  • Review Decolonizing European Sociology

    (Raewyn Connell: Contemporary Sociology. 05/2011 vol. 40 no. 3 341-342)

  • Review Decolonizing European Sociology

    (Therese Kaufmann: Dekolonisierung als politisches Projekt. Kulturrisse 03/2010)

  • Review Decolonizing European Sociology

   (erschienen in Peripherie Nr. 120, 3/2010, Dampfboot-Verlag)

  • Review Vom Nordatlantik zum 'Black Atlantic'

    (H-Soz-u-Kult 03/2009)

  • Review Peripherie und Zentrum   

  (SLR 56/ 2008  ) 

  • Review Vom Nordatlantik zum 'Black Atlantic'

    (Lateinamerika Analysen 18, 3/ 2007)

   (Novos Estudos-CEBRAP, 78/ Juli 2007)

Further Publications

  • Costa, Sérgio/ Leite Gonçalves, Guilherme (2016): Porto do Rio: maravilha para quem? In: Le monde diplomatique Brasil, Ano 10, Numero 109, August 2016
  • Costa, Sérgio/ Leite Gonçalves, Guilherme (2016): From slave market to Olympic venue: variations of capitalist accumulation in the port of Rio de Janeiro. In: Open Democracy. Free thinking for the world, 12.08.2016

  • Costa, Sérgio (2016): Multikulturalismus und Entwicklung. In Fischer, Karin/Hauck, Gerhard/Boatcă: Handbuch Entwicklungsforschung. Heidelberg: Springer
  • Rechtssoziologie, Ungleichheitsforschung und die Internationalisierung der Rechtswissenschaft – ein Gespräch mit Sérgio Costa. Trafo: Blog for Transregional Research
  • Prefácio (Preface): In: Lavinas, Lena (2014), Percepções sobre desigualdade e pobreza. O que pensam os brasileiros da política social? Rio de Janeiro: Centro Celso Furtado / Folio Digital