Graziella Moraes Dias da Silva

Graziella Moraes Dias da Silva


(Sociology, May 2010)
Thesis Title: Re-making Class, Race, and Nation: Black Professionals in Brazil and South Africa
Committee: Michèle Lamont (chair), William Julius Wilson, Prudence Carter, and Edward Telles
Initial Placement: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Interdisciplinary Network for the Study of Inequality (Núcleo Interdisciplinar de Estudos sobre Desigualdade), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Associate professor of Sociology and Research Associate of the interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Inequality (NIED) UFRJ
Current Position: Associate Professor, Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland

Moraes Silva joined the Graduate Institute in Fall 2016 as Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Sociology of Development. Between 2011 and 2016 she was at the Department of Sociology of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil and is still affiliated to the Graduate Program in Sociology and Anthropology (PPGSA) and to the Interdisciplinary Network for the Study of Inequality (NIED) at the same university. Dr. Moraes Silva earned her PhD and Master’s degrees in sociology at Harvard University. She works at the intersection between inequality studies and cultural sociology. Her current research projects focus on comparative race relations and elite’s perceptions of poverty and inequality. She is one of the authors of "Getting Respect: Dealing with Stigmatization and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil and Israel " (Princeton University Press 2016), and "Pigmentocracies: Ethnicity, Race, and Color in Latin America " (University of North Carolina Press 2014). Her courses have focused on the sociology of inequalities, race and ethnic relations, and political sociology. A Brazilian national, Graziella Moraes Silva speaks fluent Portuguese, English and Spanish and intermediate French.

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