I am professor at the Department of Cultural Anthropology in the Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences (IFCS)of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. I am teaching and doing research at the Graduate Program in Sociology and Anthropology of the same institute. Together with Federico Neiburg, we cordinate the Center for Research in Culture and Economy. I graduated at the University of Buenos Aires in Anthropological Sciences (1997), I got my Master in International Migration and Ethnic Relations at Stockholm University (1999) and my PhD in Social Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2004).
My work is focused on the relationship between economic practices and rules, and I am currently involved in two lines of research.
The first one is on street vendors, and it is focused on control policies, popular economic practices, economic circuits and the debates surrounding these issues that inform / format / question the government of the markets (debates like the ones around informality, marginality and entrepreneurship). The research - developed with Daniel Hirata and a team of students from UFRJ, UFF and UFRRJ - is being developed at the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro.
The second line of research is on commercial border circuits, analyzing border markets, border policies and new forms of regulation and control of flows of goods and people, paying particular attention to the debates about these flows which are key elements in the advancement of specific regulatory schemes. On one hand, I am collaborating in a research in the state of Rondônia, at the Bolivian border. Also, I am analyzing the new discourses about smuggling that have proliferated in recent years in Brazil.
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