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I'm a Brazilian political scientist, with a PhD from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. My research focus is political institutions, gender, race, and their intersections. However, I'm also experienced in several other fields of research.

In my spare time, I love learning new things, reading fiction, and travelling.

I have worked as a researcher for the João Pinheiro Foundation, in Minas Gerais, Brazil, at the Wales Centre for Public Policy, and I'm currently at the Wales Governance Centre, both at Cardiff University.

I co-hosted an English language podcast on Brazilian politics called Brazil Nuts. (We are always planning a come back!)

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Gender, ethnicity, race, and power

2015 - 2019

Federal University of Minas Gerais

PhD in Political Science

Political institutions

Electoral systems, administration, and elections

2010 - 2012

Federal University of Minas Gerais

Master's in Political Science

2005 - 2009

Federal University of Minas Gerais

Bachelor's in Social Sciences

Political representation

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