Education

I earned a B.A. at McGill University in Montreal, during which time I spent a semester in Mexico at ITESM, Queretaro, as a full time student. After extensive travel in South America, I accepted an offer from the University of Texas at Austin because of its unparalleled resources and faculty on all subjects Latin American, as well as Read more about Education[…]

Teaching and Mentoring

In my teaching, I focus on strengthening analytical abilities, primarily by demanding logically sound, creative written responses to weekly readings. For FGV-EBAPE’s academic-track Master’s and Doctoral program I teach one of two Qualitative Methods courses as well as a course on Transparency and Good Governance. I have included the latests syllabi as links. For Master’s Read more about Teaching and Mentoring[…]

Research Projects

FGV’s Public Transparency Program and the Transparency Evaluation Network At the FGV, I lead the Public Transparency Program (PTP) and a research project called (in aspirational fashion) the Transparency Evaluation Network (TEN). I founded the PTP in 2014 as a collaboration between the FGV School of Law and FGV-EBAPE. The PTP gauges how well Brazilian governments are complying Read more about Research Projects[…]

Research Interests

Most of my research focuses on transparency. I am passionate about this field because opening up and sharing good information can improve communication, coordination, cooperation, capacity-building, and accountability. Article 19, a nonprofit, calls transparency “the oxygen of democracy”, but the axiom can be extended to the private sector and other areas of human interaction. The Read more about Research Interests[…]

Professional Overview

Academic C.V. (PDF) I am Associate Professor of Government at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (FGV-EBAPE) in Rio de Janeiro (promoted on February 28th, 2020). I also founded and head FGV’s Public Transparency Program, a collaboration between FGV-EBAPE and FGV’s School of Law.  My research is on comparative politics and Read more about Professional Overview[…]