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Ph.D. in History from PUC-SP,  and Visiting Student with Scholarship from the University of Chicago on corruption, neoliberalism, terrorism and money laundering. Graduated in Philosophy from the University of São Paulo, with a focus on: language, morals, ethics and politics. Master in History from PUC-SP about dictatorship and media.


- Co-Founder of Corruption in the Global South Network (CGS) (link);

- Host and Founder of the Corruption Talks Podcast!

- Founder of the NGO Com.ELA (Communication and Education in the Fight against Corruption);

- Specialization in anti-corruption by Transparency International School on Integrity (Lithuania, 2019); Pennsylvania University in Anti-Corruption and Regulatory Compliance (2020) and in Applied Data Science from the University of Michigan (2020).

Recognitions, Awards and Scholarships:

- Author of a book chapter on Lava Jato and Globalization published by Cambridge University Press.

- Frequently interviewed by renowned media such as The Washington Post (link)

- Top-ranked Visiting Student at the University of Chicago;

- Co-tutoring award at Temple University;

- Best thesis/dissertation Editora Ape'Ku (RJ);

- Author of 3 books present in the physical libraries of the most important universities in the USA, such as Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, UCLA, Duke, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, among others.

- Organizer of 2 other books on corruption.
- Scholarship recipient for Economy of Francesco for young leaders (Italy, 2021);

- Member of the Otávio Frias Filho IEA-USP/Folhas de S. Paulo Chair (2022);

- Reviewer of 5 scientific journals and Member of the Editorial Board of Editora Bordô-Grená;

- In addition to being the author of dozens of scientific articles, I write periodically for Revista Humanitas.



The New Leviathan: The Anti-Corruption Agenda and the Expansion of Neoliberalism in Brazil

This thesis explores the relationship between the discourse and the anti-corruption agenda in Brazil, during the period from 1945 to 1964, and the implementation of political-economic measures of neoliberal rationality, as well as their implications in the political-social arrangement of the country and in the political culture Brazilian. I propose a new way of understanding the topic of corruption, as an element endowed with rationality that goes beyond the idea of political instrumentalization, as it is part of the neoliberal essence. It is a conservative ideology that uses the anti-corruption agenda as its moralist and, allegedly, technical arm. Being conservative, it manages, in order to achieve its objectives, to harmonize with other forms of conservatism, as occurred in the civil-military coup of 1964. From this theoretical reconfiguration, we can understand the anti-corruption agenda as a means of combating any planning model state, representing it as corrupt and corruptor. On the other hand, this discourse will be used to protect and expand the “free market”, allegedly exempt from political disputes, driven by the efficiency of the “free hand” and, thus, free from corruption.

& Current project


Under construction and deconstruction Discourses and representations in the newspapers O Estado de S. Paulo and O Globo during the Castelo Branco government (1964-1968)

Research of over 15 thousand pages of newspapers demystifying the Castelo Branco period, corruption in the dictatorship and the role of the mainstream media, mapping the main representations and discourses and their effects on today's collective memory.

published books

published articles

Trabalho Comunitario




Pro-bono classes for public school students in the educational system in the city of Sorocaba, in the interior of São Paulo, for over 7 years.

In addition to motivational lectures for EM students on college entrance exams and college.


Recording of free audiobooks for all, reaching especially visually impaired people, in English and Portuguese. Ranging from Dostoyevsky classics, to Lima Barreto, to Leandro Gomes de Barros (cordel), among others.


Recovery of the Nossa Senhora do Monte Aratangi Church, following all the parameters of IPHAN, the first Church in the forest zone of Pernambuco and one of the first in Brazil.


Itinerant cinema to one of the poorest cities and, therefore, with the fifth worst HDI in the state of Pernambuco, Araçoiaba. Serving more than 15 thousand people per session, in the city and in the countryside.


Seminars and training of public school teachers in some cities in São Paulo and Goiás on correct food, reaching more than 300 schools and 72,000 students.


Why not show something more personal and creative? Section with digital arts, like 3D modeling with Blender, in addition to some photos.

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