I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Business and Society at the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London.

I study the political economy of sustainable development with an interest in three core issues: (1) processes of capitalist transformation and market construction in the global South; (2) the role of political and organizational agency in configuring and contesting markets; (3) the politics of knowledge production and participatory methods of research and planning. I explore these issues in the realms of impact investing, urban infrastructure services, water governance, and gender politics.

My recent research engages debates on financialization, business ownership and politics, and public-private collaboration, with a regional focus on Brazil and Latin America more broadly. Much of this work aims to move beyond conventional public vs. private frameworks to examine variation within private capital and its forms of politics. As a research affiliate at the Data+Feminism Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), I’m also part of a collaborative action-research project focused on understanding data activism and knowledge production about gender-related violence. Some of this work has been featured in Science

I am a member of the Centre on Labour, Sustainability and Global Production (CLaSP) at QMUL and co-edit the CLaSP Blog, and I am also a research affiliate with the City Infrastructure Equity Lab (CIEL) at MIT. I was previously a research fellow at the Institute for Applied Economic Research in Brazil where I worked on projects on democratic institutions and public participation. 

I hold a PhD in Political Economy, Development and Planning from the and a Master in City Planning from MIT, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Brasília. At MIT, I was a member of MIT Water and co-edited the 14th edition of the journal Projections (MIT Press): "New uses for old rivers."

A native of Brasília, Brazil, I’m passionate about photography and sports.