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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


I work at the intersection of politics, law and public health, looking at how groups of activists have contested the global drug prohibition regime, with varying degrees of success and failure. With respect to theory, I am interested in the determinants of those different types of outcomes and, more broadly, in how one might usefully categorise different forms of social movement impact. I am also interested in the debates on neoliberalism, post-neoliberalism and the regulatory state. Empirically, I investigate these issues primarily through the lens of Brazil and Latin America. 

Before coming to Cambridge, I was a diplomat in the Brazilian Foreign Service, having served in various positions in Brasilia and abroad.

College: Clare Hall
Thesis Title: "The Impact of Drug Policy Mobilisation in Brazil”
Supervisor: Professor Graham Denyer Willis

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