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Professor of Sociology, Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Angela Alonso is a Professor of Sociology at the University of São Paulo and former Director of CEBRAP, the Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning. An award-winning author, Alonso studies the interface of culture and political action and emergent forms of social mobilization in Brazil. Her most recent book is The Last Abolition: The Brazilian Antislavery Movement, 1868-1888 (Cambridge U.P, 2021).


  • 2003–present
    Chair professor, University of São Paulo
  • 1995–present
    Research associate, Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning


the CNPq/Anpocs Award (National Social Sciences Association) for best Ph.D. in social sciences (2001), the John S. Guggenheim Foundation fellowship (2009), the Jabuti Prize for best Brazilian book in Human Sciences (2016) and the Brazilian Academy of Writers award for best book of the year (2016)