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Visiting Scholars

Centre of Latin American Studies

  • Visiting Fellow and Scholars 2019-20

Visiting Fellow

Fraya Frehse: January 2020 - March 2020
Fraya Frehse is a Visiting Fellow from the Department of Sociology, University of São Paulo. Her research topics are urban theory; (bodily and/or urban) space, everyday life and history; space, time and the body as objects of sociological knowledge; urban mobility; the body, public space and city/urbanization (in Brazil); bodily uses of urban public places; poverty/social inequality and urban public space; urban visual culture; the city of São Paulo and its history; social thought about the city in Brazil; sociology of everyday knowledge.

Past Visiting Fellows

Visiting Scholars

  • Katia Zeredo: August 2019 - March 2020
    Katia Miyuki Sasaki Zeredo is a Visiting Scholar from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation of the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Her research interest is the development of effective health policies and practice in Brazil. She is currently studying oral health inequalities in the Brazilian population.
  • Katherine Gough: October 2019 - December 2019
    Katherine Gough is a Visiting Scholar from Loughborough University where she is Professor of Human Geography. She is an urban specialist and is currently analysing her longitudinal data (1986-2016) on housing consolidation and intergenerational relations in low-income settlements of Pereira, Colombia.
  • Silvia Rodríguez Maeso: November 2019 - December 2019
    Silvia Rodríguez Maeso is a visiting scholar from the Centre for Social Studies (University of Coimbra, Portugal). She is a political sociologist and her research interests are in the areas of critical race theories and decolonial thought. She is currently coordinating research projects on anti-racism, with a focus on socio-legal discourse, policy developments and police brutality in European (Portugal, Spain) and Latin-American contexts (Brazil, Peru).
  • Otacílio Antunes Santana: 14 January - 30 April 2020
    Otacilio Antunes Santana is a Visiting Scholar from the Federal University of Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil). He is an associate professor (DBR/PROFCIAMB/UFPE) and his research interest is the knowledge transfer and socio-environmental impact in the Brazilian semi-arid region.
  • Fernando Rugitsky January 2020 - November 2020
    Fernando Rugitsky is a Visiting Scholar from the University of São Paulo (Brazil). He is an economist and is currently researching the Brazilian development style in the last two decades, focusing on sectoral dynamics, distributive conflicts, and inequality. He also aims to compare the Brazilian case with that of other South American countries.
  • Arthur Trindade M. Costa  December 2019 - March 2020Arthur Trindade M. Costa is a researcher of the Brazilian National Research Council, holds a master's degree in Political Science (1998) and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Brasília and Columbia University - New York (2003). He is currently associate professor at the University of Brasilia, head of the Center of Security and Violence Studies (NEVIS) and counselor of the Brazilian Forum on Public Security (FBSP). He has researched and published works on the following topics: urban violence, police, public safety, democracy and citizenship. He is also the Director of the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Brasilia. In 2015, he was Secretary of Public Security at the Brazilian Federal District (2015).