Research

CURRENT PROJECTS

The Brazilian Studies and Research Center (BRaS)

Academic Staff & Deputy Head of Communication and PR

BRaS is a non-profit and independent network research center based in Würzburg, Germany, producing and disseminating relevant social-science research with a focus on Brazil.

Website: https://bras-center.com


Embodiment Lab: Geography and the Body

Member

The Embodiment Lab is an interdisciplinary lab based in the Department of Geography & Spatial Sciences at the University of Delaware. At our foundation is critical human geography and we aim to produce research that illuminates the embodied politics, ecologies, and frontiers on earth’s surface and into outer space.

Website: https://sites.udel.edu/geog-bodylab


FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE

Fieldwork Research - Dissertation Research

Soccer and Political Organizing in Brazil

(Interrupted by COVID-19 and converted to digital fieldwork)

Informed by interpretivist and feminist methodologies, I use fieldwork as the main source of data for my dissertation research. Through participant observations of feminist political organizing around soccer on the ground and in-depth interviews with different actors, I aim to generate valuable insights concerning soccer and politics, drawing knowledge from feminist practice. This data will be supplemented by ethnographic content analysis of social media profiles.

Dates: March to June 2020

Places: Belo Horizonte, Recife, and Porto Alegre


RESEARCH TRAINING

Institute for Civic Engaged Research (ICER)

June 2021 - Fellow

Promoted and sponsored by the American Political Science Association (APSA). ICER trains political scientists at all career stages in best practices for conducting academically rigorous, mutually beneficial scholarship in collaboration with communities, organizations, and agencies.


The Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR)

Summer 2019

IQMR is a 2-week research training promoted by the Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The institute seeks to enable participants to create and critique methodologically sophisticated qualitative research designs, including case studies, tests of necessity or sufficiency, and narrative or interpretive work. It explores the techniques, uses, strengths, and limitations of these methods while emphasizing their relationships with alternative approaches.


University of Delaware Graduate Teaching Fellow

Pivotal program coordinated and funded by the Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning (CTAL) designed to train a group of graduate students to develop their capacities as classroom instructors.