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F.H. (Flávio) Eiró de Oliveira, PhD

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

Dr Flávio Eiró is Assistant Professor (tenured) at the Faculty of Arts (Minorities & Multilingualism), University of Groningen. He is also Director of Studies of the University Minor Development Studies.

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).

Forthcoming publications:

La politique de la pauvreté : La régulation de droits sociaux et politiques au Nordeste du Brésil. Bilingual book edition in French and Portuguese, to be published by Etnográfica Press (Lisbon).

Eiró F (2022) Translating politics into policy implementation: Welfare frontline workers in polarised Brazil. International Journal of Law in Context.

Eiró F (2022) “Travail social et les rapports de classe dans la mise en Ĺ“uvre du Programme Bolsa Família au Brésil”. Etnográfica.

Recent publications:

Moore, A, M Koster, F Eiró (2022) Illegal Housing in Medellín: Autoconstruction and the Materiality of Hope. Latin American Politics and Society. In press.

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.

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