He took a degree in Social and Political Sciences from School of Sociology and Politics of São Paulo (1979), a master’s degree in Social Sciences (Sociology) from University Pontifícia Católica de São Paulo (1983), a PHD in Sociology from University of São Paulo (1992), and a Postdoctorate from Massachussetts Institute of Technology (EUA-2001). Professor at Federal University of Paraíba (1982-2004), coordinator of Sociology Area at CAPES (2011-2014), and nowadays Titular Professor in the department of Sociology at Federal University of São Carlos and second vice-president of SBS (2013-2015). He works with researches in the areas of Sociology of work and Economic Sociology, mainly the following themes: productive restructuration, re-spatialization of the production, work flexibility; informal work; entrepreneurship; social networks and markets of urban work; informational work; work cooperatives and solidarity economy; cultures of work and mobilities.
Program Specialty Area: Structure, Power and Mobilities
Areas of investigation: Sociology, Sociology of Work, Economic Sociology
Research group: Research Group work and mobilities