I was born and raised in Recife, Brazil. After moving to Italy, I obtained a bachelor's degree in sociology at the University of Urbino in 2009. I then studied in the UK and graduated from Warwick Business School with an M.A. in Management & Organisational Analysis in 2011, and a Ph.D. in Management in 2017 under the supervision of Davide Nicolini and Hari Tsoukas. I spent one year in the Institute of Advanced Study at Warwick University as an Early-Career Fellow from 2017 to 2018. I am currently a Post-Doc Fellow at EMLYON Business School in France and part of the Ethnography Atelier lead by Ruthanne Huising.
My research agenda centers on how the formal and/or bureaucratic aspects of organizing operate in practice and their consequences for knowledge work. This is anchored in a commitment towards phenomena-driven and meso-level organizational analysis, based on an appreciation for classical organization theory. My research broadly falls into two interrelated streams. The first examines the role of formal organizational structures in knowledge work. The second, aims to unpack the ways scholars and practitioners deploy and make sense of the notion of ‘bureaucracy.’ I am particularly interested in understanding bureaucratic organization beyond the negative bias surrounding it. I use qualitative methods, especially ethnography, and a practice-based approach in these investigations, and I have an interest in examining these dynamics in technical settings.
As part of my work in academia, I strive to support equality and diversity, and I have a strong interest in feminist and decolonial approaches. I am also fascinated by the arts and believe they are a great engine to expand our analytical skills and imagination. One of the my favourite artists is Carl Hammoud whose images are featured in this website. When not busy with bureaucracy, ethnography, or diversity, I am usually improvising at the piano, baking, dancing or taking pictures of strangers.
Award in Honour of Max Boisot 2019 (EGOS)
Grigor McClelland Award 2018 (SAMS)
Louis Pondy Award 2018 (OMT)
ABCD Award 2018 (OMT)
Finalist William Newman Award 2018 (AOM)
Grants & Fellowships
IAS Fellowship 2017
SAMS Small Research Grants 2017
ESRC Institutional Visit Stipend 2016
ESRC Fieldwork Stipend 2013
Warwick Chancellor's Scholarship 2012