Cuba

Academic Employment

Academic Employment and Research Residencies

 

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

Education

 

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