Marcelo Paixão is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a faculty at the African and African Diaspora Studies Department (AADS), in conjunction with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS). Prof. Marcelo is a Brazilian economist and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology (IUPERJ, Brazil). Before coming to Austin, he has been a Professor of Economics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) for 16 years, the same place where he majored. Between 2012-2013, he was Visiting Professor at Princeton University, where he was a member of the Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America (PERLA). He is the author of several books and articles about race and labor relations in Brazil, among others: A Lenda da Modernidade Encantada (Ed. CRV) e 500 Años de Soledad: estudíos sobre las desigualdades raciales en Brasil (Ed. Universidad Nacional de Colombia). In 2018, he was tenured Vice-President of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA). Currently, he is a member of AADS Executive Committee. His area of expertise is ethnic and racial relations and inequalities in Brazil and Latin America.
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