I grew up in Recife, Brazil. After moving to Italy, I obtained a bachelor's 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 Organizational Analysis in 2011, and a PhD in Business and Management in 2017.
In 2017, I joined the Institute of Advanced Study at Warwick University as an early-career fellow. In September 2018, I will be joining EMLyon Business School as a post-doctoral fellow.
My academic work aims to explore bureaucracy beyond the negative bias surrounding it. I use ethnographic methods to examine how bureaucratic structures shape business processes and work practices in organizations. My PhD thesis showcases 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 fascinated by the arts and believe they are a great engine to expand our sociological imagination. One of the my favourite artists is Carl Hammoud whose images are featured in this website.
When not thinking about bureaucracy, ethnography, airplanes, or diversity, I am usually improvising at the piano, baking, or dancing.
Grigor McClelland Award 2018
Louis Pondy Award 2018
Finalist William H. Newman Award 2018
OMT ABCD Award 2018
IAS Fellowship, 2017-2018
SAMS Small Research Grants, 2017
ESRC Institutional Visit Stipend, 2016
ESRC Fieldwork Stipend 2013
Warwick Chancellor's Scholarship 2012