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Gerson Scheidweiler

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Equity Studies and member of the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, York University, Canada

Dr. Gerson Scheidweiler is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Equity Studies at York University. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Brasilia and worked for 12 years at the National Congress of Brazil. He is the founder of the National Observatory for Women in Politics at the Brazilian National Congress.


  • –present
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Equity Studies, York University, Canada
  • 2021–2022
    Research Director, National Observatory of Women in Politics, Brazilian National Congress
  • 2011–2021
    Communications Advisor, Secretariat of Women, Brazilian National Congress
  • 2014–2019
    Associate professor, Catholic University of Brasilia


  • 2021 
    University of Brasilia, PhD in Communication
  • 2013 
    University of Brasilia, Master's in Communication
  • 2009 
    Positivo University, Bachelor's in Social Communication