I grew up 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 and Organisational Analysis in 2011, and a Ph.D. in Management in 2017 under the supervision of Prof Davide Nicolini and Prof 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 Prof Ruthanne Huising.
My research explores bureaucracy beyond the negative bias surrounding it. Using ethnographic methods, I examine how formal organizational structures shape business processes and work practices in organizations. My PhD thesis showcased the enabling roles of bureaucracy in cross-expertise collaboration based on a 15-month ethnography in the engineering division of an aircraft manufacturer.
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.
EGOS Max Boisot Award 2019
SAMS Grigor McClelland Award 2018
OMT Louis Pondy Award 2018
OMT ABCD Award 2018
Finalist AOM William Newman Award 2018
Grants & Fellowships
IAS Fellowship 2017
SAMS Small Research Grants 2017
ESRC Institutional Visit Stipend 2016
ESRC Fieldwork Stipend 2013
Warwick Chancellor's Scholarship 2012