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F.H. (Flávio) Eiró de Oliveira, PhD

Assistant Professor
F.H. (Flávio) Eiró de Oliveira, PhD


politics, poverty, conditional cash tranfers, policy implementation, racism, minorities, diversity

Dr Flávio Eiró (he/him) is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts (Minorities & Multilingualism), University of Groningen. He has conducted ethnographic research on electoral politics and conditional cash transfers in Northeast Brazil. Flávio has published widely on issues surrounding politics, poverty and anti-poverty policies, policy implementation, with a special focus on Brazil. In the Minorities & Multilingualism group, Flávio teaches and researches issues related to politics of diversity and minorities, with a focus on race and racism.Recent publications:
M Koster, F Eiró (2021) Clientelism in Northeast Brazil: brokerage within and outside electoral times.  Contemporary Social Science , 1-13.Acosta, R, F Eiró, I Koch, M Koster (2020) Introduction: Urban struggles: governance, resistance, and solidarity.  FocaalBlog.

Eiró F. (2019). The vicious cycle in the Bolsa Família Program’s implementation: discretionality and the challenge of social rights consolidation in Brazil. Qualitative Sociology , 42(3): 385–409.Eiró F. & Koster M. (2019). Facing Bureaucratic Uncertainty in the Bolsa Família Program: Clientelism beyond reciprocity and economic rationality. Focaal. Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology , 85: 84–96.

Other positions

Member of the Young Arts Research Network (YARN)
Member of the Research Centre for the Study of Democratic Cultures and Politics
Member of the The Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG)
Open Access Ambassador – University of Groningen Library
Programme Committee member, BA Minorities & Multilingualism
Member of the Illicit Trade Group (ITG)
Last modified:11 October 2021 4.50 p.m.

Contact information

Broerstraat 5
9712 CP Groningen
The Netherlands