Associated Professor of the Political Science Department at University of Sao Paulo (USP). Fellowship Researcher of the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq), and fellow researcher at both Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) and Brazilan Center of Analysis and Planning (Cebrap). Head of Publicationsat the Social Sciences National Association of Graduate Courses (ANPOCS), and Chief -Editor of Brazilian Journal of Social Sciences (RBCS). Coordinator of the Democracy and Collective Action Research Group at CEBRAP and CNPq. Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada, 2013, the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies (CEPC), Madrid, 2012, and Posdoctoral Fellow at Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex. 2004 –2005. His research interests are civil society politics, democratic governance and participatory Institutions.