Courses

Biographic narratives: interview conduction and analysis
COD Workload Description
61641-04 60 This course will be delivered as a workshop, especially for students who have taken the course "Everyday life: interpretations and narratives". The Seminar will discuss and present the epistemological, theoretical and methodological principles for conducting narrative interviews, transcriptions and possible means of analysis. Throughout the semester, students will conduct narrative interviews, which will be discussed and analyzed in class with other students.
Professors Home time Lattes
HERMILIO PEREIRA DOS SANTOS FILHO 18 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Body and Power
COD Workload Description
61638-04 60 To follow is a list of topics this course will address: Theoretical and conceptual references for the approach to the intersections between gender/sexuality, age, ethnicity, and social class in contemporary identity and political processes; Foucault's thought, post-colonial and feminist studies in contemporary discussions on identities, differences, violences and human rights; Subjects, individualization and subjectivation in our contemporary times; Anthropological and sociological studies on the processes of medicalization of existence; Body policies and activism.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Childhood, Family and Policies: A Social and Anthropological Approach
COD Workload Description
61632-04 60 To follow is a list of topics this course will address: Theoretical perspectives on social construction of social problems, with emphasis on policies for children and youth. Means of intervention in families: actors, laws, discourses and institutional practices; Childhood and family as sociocultural constructs; Human rights and the notion of "a child's best interests" as an area of cultural controversies; Subjects of rights, family/kinship and sociocultural sensibilities; Contemporary studies on science, politics and moralities in the contemporary production of childhood and families; Judicialization and politicization of family relations, motherhood, fatherhood and parenting.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Contemporary Political Ideologies
COD Workload Description
61628-04 60 This course aims at investigating some aspects of the ideological dimension of the political world. The left-right ideological divide and its variables, such as the "third way" and post-materialism will be addressed in order to provide an overview of the contemporary ideological policies. Ultimately, the Brazilian case and the problematic ideological dimension of its political parties will be studied.
Professors Home time Lattes
AUGUSTO NEFTALI CORTE DE OLIVEIRA 3 years and 2 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Contemporary Theories of Democracy
COD Workload Description
313A5-04 60 This course is intended to present an overview of the development of contemporary theoretical discussions on the concepts of democracy as a political regime. Hence, it will look at the approaches drawing on empirical studies proposed by political science. Then, the following issues will be addressed: 1) democracy as a procedure; 2) the limits of the procedural perspective and proposed theoretical alternatives; 3) institutional arrangements under a comparative perspective as to governability and accountability; 4) the conditions for the emergence of democratic regimes; and lastly, 5) discussions on the quality of democracy.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Criminal Policy, Violence and Public Safety
COD Workload Description
61631-04 60 This course aims at discussing public security policies and criminal justice, in view of the different reactionary perspectives on violence and crime in Brazil. As well as this, it is intended to spot the dilemmas faced in Brazil by public administrators and legal agents, taking the operation and scope of police forces and the legal and prison systems into account. The course is ultimately intended to analyze, both in a theoretical and empirical way, the main contemporary trends in criminal policy, in view of the dimensions of primary and secondary criminalization, and police action and offense prevention policies over the last decade in Brazil.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Dissertation Seminar (Mandatory for the PhD Program)
COD Workload Description
61643-04 60 This seminar aims at guiding students in the preparation of their dissertation projects. The topics to be discussed will be selected from the research carried out by students in each class. Each student will present their topics and development of the project according to the schedule arranged by the professor. The orientation provided during the course will be solely directed to the project design. Relevant orientation will be provided by the professor to each student. The idea is to develop the projects for the design of the students' dissertations.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Elections and Political Representation
COD Workload Description
61629-04 60 This course aims at investigating some of the main political political dynamics behind democratic societies: party representation and the electoral process. Democracy, as a decision-making process, as well as the party and electoral systems will be, then, the primary goals of this investigation. Additionally, this investigation will look at the analysis of political careers and the standards of party affiliation, as well as the essential elements of the electoral process: campaigns and voter's behavior.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Ethnographic Practice
COD Workload Description
51573-04 60 This course will look at ethnography as the traditional basis for the definition of the disciplinary space of anthropology as an area of knowledge. As well as this, it will provide the theoretical foundations of research methods and techniques in Anthropology. It will address theoretical and methodological issues involved in field work. Lastly, it will deal with the construction of goals and of the anthropological approach.
Professors Home time Lattes
LUCIA HELENA ALVES MULLER 20 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Everyday Life: Interpretations and Narratives
COD Workload Description
61635-04 60 Based on comprehensive sociology, the course will address the most representative theoretical contributions for the analysis of everyday life, such as the interpretation of the world of life, the process of social construction of reality, the scenarios of knowledge construction of common sense, as well as the biographic narrative analyses. The main works of scholars in the aforementioned areas will be studied, especially Alfred Schütz; contemporary theoretical analyses based on these interpretations, as well as recent empirical papers based on these approaches, with special emphasis on research consisting of biographic narratives will be addressed.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Fundamentals of Anthropological Theory (Mandatory for Master's degree)
COD Workload Description
61644-03 45 This course will study of the formation and development of social and cultural anthropology and its fields of study. It will look at etnocentrism and cultural relativism. It will also look at the main theories and concepts related to the course and their methods: etnography, field work and participant observation.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Fundamentals of Political Theory(Mandatory for Master's degree)
COD Workload Description
61646-03 45 This course will introduce students to philosophical and methodological concepts of political theory. It is intended to study the relationship between political theory and philosophy and political science as an academic area. It focuses on the intersections between the philosophical, psychological, normative and empirical approaches to political problems. It is aimed at investigating the more permanent dimensions of political life, from the design of political institutions and practices up to the concepts and expressions used to interpret them. Therefore, it is intended to provide students with a comprehensive set of conceptual tools that will enable them to interpret relevant issues and research problems in political science
Professors Home time Lattes
TERESA CRISTINA SCHNEIDER MARQUES 6 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Fundamentals of Sociological Theory (Mandatory for Master's degree)
COD Workload Description
61645-03 45 This course will look at Sociology as a field of knowledge; Classics of Sociology: Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel; comprehensive, structural, functional and systemic approaches; micro and macro perspectives and attempts to synthesize sociological analysis; epistemological issues in sociological research; sociology and the processes of social transformation.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Individuals and Society
COD Workload Description
61639-04 60 This course will address the sociological and anthropological theories dealing with the relationship between individuals and society, such as, Contractualism, Practice Theory, Anthropology of Persons, the Principal-agent problem, Rational Choice Theory, Symbolic Interactionism, etc. Students will explore the dichotomies between individualism and holism, equality and hierarchy, agent and structure in a more analytical way, in view of the theories studied.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences
COD Workload Description
61642-04 60 This course will introduce students to the use of statistical tools in applied social research in several areas. It will enable students to develop the abilities to produce and interpret quantitative statistical tools used in academic research and in the job market.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Religion and Society
COD Workload Description
51574-04 60 This course will introduce the classical concepts of Anthropology and Sociology of religion, such as church, sect, magic, secularization, the sacred¿profane dichotomy, and religious identity and ethos. It will address, under a historical, anthropological and sociological point of view, the relationship between Church and State as well as religious freedom, tolerance, pluralism and markets; it will also look at the construction and management of symbolic repertoires underlying religious beliefs and practices. Ultimately, it will address the main transformations religion has gone through in Brazil over the last century.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Research Methodology in Social Classes (Mandatory for Master's degree)
COD Workload Description
31592-03 45 This course will look at the basic aspects of scientific research and the design of a thesis project, with special emphasis on 1) logical and theoretical issues in the production of scientific knowledge, in view of the diversity of approaches, themes and research goals and 2) the design of the thesis project with a research roadmap.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Social Organizations and Movements
COD Workload Description
61630-04 60 This course will address the main Latin American, European and North American approaches to social movements; similar phenomena with NGOs, national and transnational cooperation networks and philanthropic organizations; social organizations and public policies; political participation and democracy; national and transnational social movements; civic consciousness.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Social Research Software
COD Workload Description
61640-04 60 This course will introduce students to computer-aided social research; primary and secondary data sources; electronic database collection and organization; software for quantitative data analysis; statistical tests; software for qualitative data analysis; presentation of research results; automated reference organization
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Social Sciences of Economic Institutions and Organizations
COD Workload Description
61636-04 60 To follow is a list of topics this course will address: Theoretical and conceptual references that shape the institutions, organizations and economic practices as research goals of Social Sciences; Critical approaches to assumptions of neoclassicism-inspired theories (homo economicus); Economy as a social construct; Contemporary studies on markets, companies, consumption, finances, currencies from socio-anthropological approaches.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Social theory, civic consciousness and public policies
COD Workload Description
61647-04 60 The course questions approaches in contemporary social theory. It elucidates its ability to explicit the set of values, norms, rules and institutions that make coexistence and interactions possible, with special attention to the implications for civic consciousness and public policies. Among the diversity of schools and traditions are those authors who, from a critical perspective, seek to connect a diagnosis of reality, consistent theoretical frameworks and perspectives for social transformation.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Society and Political Processes
COD Workload Description
61625-04 60 This course draws on the theoretical contributions of Norbert Elias, Pierre Bourdieu and Anthony Giddens in order to analyze the processes of centralization of power/formation of State-Nation of emergence/structuring of the political scenario. It addresses the theoretical projects of these scholars in order to overcome the polarity between the perspectives of methodological individualism and structuralism. Hence, it addresses the idea of civilizing process, the power and market of symbolic goods, class tastes and life styles, the concepts of figuration and interdependence, habitus and field, the sociogenesis of politics, politics as a profession and the characteristics of the political-electoral market.
Professors Home time Lattes
EMIL ALBERT SOBOTTKA 23 years and 1 month Link
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Special Topics
COD Workload Description
01530-02 30 This course will address a variety of topics intended to discuss the topics included in program's lines of research, with an eye to the three areas of knowledge: anthropology, political science and sociology.
Professors Home time Lattes
MARCOS PAULO DOS REIS QUADROS Link
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Special Topics II
COD Workload Description
61578-02 30 This course will address a variety of topics intended to discuss the topics included in program's lines of research, with an eye to the three areas of knowledge: anthropology, political science and sociology.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Education Master's Not required
Education Doctorate Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Education theories and cultures Seeks to explore the relationship between anthropology, history, philosophy, sociology and education, by discussing political and cultural conditions in education. It brings together theoretical and empirical theories and research, so improving our understanding of the diversity of the human experience in the different processes of development.
People and education Seeks to explore education, and its relationship to health and psychology, as a broad process involved in the development, training and self-development of the person. It involves interdisciplinary studies and research that enhance the pedagogical dimension of the human experience in its interactions with biological, psychosocial, biographical and cultural aspects of contemporary society.
Education training, policies and practices Seeks to explore educational processes in different training settings, from socio-political, historical and cultural perspectives, aiming at a critical analysis of policies, training practices, and educational planning in different contexts. It scrutinizes pedagogical practices in several degrees and types of education, enabling insights for decision making regarding changes in society and in the educational process.
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Special Topics III
COD Workload Description
61600-02 30 This course will address a variety of topics intended to discuss the topics included in program's lines of research, with an eye to the three areas of knowledge: anthropology, political science and sociology
Professors Home time Lattes
ANDREIA MENDES DOS SANTOS 5 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Education Master's Not required
Education Doctorate Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Education theories and cultures Seeks to explore the relationship between anthropology, history, philosophy, sociology and education, by discussing political and cultural conditions in education. It brings together theoretical and empirical theories and research, so improving our understanding of the diversity of the human experience in the different processes of development.
People and education Seeks to explore education, and its relationship to health and psychology, as a broad process involved in the development, training and self-development of the person. It involves interdisciplinary studies and research that enhance the pedagogical dimension of the human experience in its interactions with biological, psychosocial, biographical and cultural aspects of contemporary society.
Education training, policies and practices Seeks to explore educational processes in different training settings, from socio-political, historical and cultural perspectives, aiming at a critical analysis of policies, training practices, and educational planning in different contexts. It scrutinizes pedagogical practices in several degrees and types of education, enabling insights for decision making regarding changes in society and in the educational process.
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Special Topics IV
COD Workload Description
1916R-04 60 This course will address a variety of topics intended to discuss the topics included in program's lines of research, with an eye to the three areas of knowledge: anthropology, political science and sociology
Professors Home time Lattes
FERNANDA BITTENCOURT RIBEIRO 24 years and 6 months Link
ANGELO BRANDELLI COSTA 4 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
State and Law under the Contemporary Social Theory
COD Workload Description
61626-04 60 The course aims at describing how the law is addressed by some of the main contemporary theoreticians in normative and institutional aspects. Based on a overview of the different theoretical perspectives of sociological approach from the State and the law (Marxist, Weberian, structural-functionalist), the place and characteristics of the State and law in the contemporary society will be discussed, as well as their impact on social reality and the ongoing processes of transformation. The contributions brought forth by Michel Foucault, Jurgen Habermas, Niklas Luhmann, Anthony Giddens, Pierre Bourdieu and Boaventura de Sousa Santos will be discussed for the construction of a social theory incorporating the roles and characteristics of the State and law in social conformity.
Professors Home time Lattes
RODRIGO GHIRINGHELLI DE AZEVEDO 17 years and 7 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.
Stratification and Social Inequality
COD Workload Description
61634-04 60 This course aims at presenting and discussing the main theoretical perspectives, issues and empirical works developed within one of the major sub-areas of Sociology: stratification and social inequality. This course will initially address the main lines of approach to the topic - starting from American functionalism, up to the significant contributions of Marx and Weber ¿ as well as some fundamental concepts such as: inequality of conditions, inequality of opportunities, crystallization, rigidity, additional inequalities, acquired inequalities, absolute poverty, relative poverty etc. Then, it will move on to the process through which inequalities are based on, with emphasis on class studies (mostly relying on contributions by John Goldthorpe and Erik Olin Wright), occupancy (David Grusky, Kim Weeden) and status (Donald Treiman, Blau & Duncan etc). The third part of the course will focus on more specific issues, such as: income inequality, educational inequalities, social mobility, gender inequalities, racial inequalities and perceptions on inequalities. This course will rely on both national and international empirical works.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Master's Not required
Organisations, Culture and Democracy Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Political Institutions and Democracy The goal of this line of research is to investigate the main political institutions from theoretical and empirical perspectives. National, sub-national and international state institutions (Executive and Legislative powers), relations between State and Society (Political Parties, Elections, Civil Society), Judicial Powers (at national and local levels) and Brazilian foreign policy are central research areas. Additionally, political behavior will be a topic of study both within political institutions (political elites) and among the population in general, considering both traditional forms of participation, such as voting, and alternative forms, such as direct and/or deliberative democracy mechanisms.
Social Movements, Public Policy and Citizenship This line of research will focus on the organization of modern societies in light of the development of citizenship and democracy, and public policies focused on their legal framework, their implementation and implications; this line analyzes the conflicts and the formation of new social cleavages; it investigates the history of social movements and organizations and their potential to change society; it seeks to integrate empirical research with the development of social theory.
Culture, SOciety and Identify This line of research will focus on human societies as it seeks to identify and explore, in an analytical way, their socio-anthropological characteristics, standards and norms, their systems of belonging and identity classification; it will focus on an analysis of social and cultural practices unveiling important contemporary processes, such as emerging processes of socio-economic mobility, market domain and financialization of economic life, transformations in the consumer world, religious revitalization and new therapeutic practices, informationalization of society by the media, emergence of new lifestyles, innovative practices in social discipline and control; construction of methodological sensitivities necessary for research on these topics.