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F.H. Eiró de Oliveira, PhD

Assistant Professor
F.H. Eiró de Oliveira, PhD

Dr Flávio Eiró is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts (Minorities & Multilingualism), University of Groningen.

Within the Faculty, Flávio is a member of the Research Centre for the Study of Democratic Cultures and Politics (DemCP), and of the Young Arts Research Network (YARN).

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, where Flávio comes from.

In the Minorities & Multilingualism group, Flávio will teach and research issues related to diversity and minorities, with a focus on race/racism, far-right politics and colonialism.

From 2017-2020, Flávio was Post-doctoral Researcher in the ERC-funded project ‘Participatory urban governance between democracy and clientelism: Brokers and (in)formal politics’, at the Radboud University Nijmegen.

He holds a PhD in Sociology from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France. He also holds a MSc in Sociology from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (2012), a MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of Brasília (2011), as well as a BA in Social Sciences (Sociology) from the University of Brasília (2009).

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.

Last modified:16 July 2021 5.13 p.m.

Contact information

Broerstraat 5
9712 CP Groningen
The Netherlands