Dr. Jeff Garmany is a Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He completed his BA in Anthropology at the University of Colorado, and his MA and PhD in Geography at the University of Arizona. Before joining the University of Melbourne, he was appointed at King’s College London in the Department of Geography and the King’s Brazil Institute. His research interests include Political Geography, Urban Studies, Critical Development, and Latin American/Brazilian Studies. His publications include Understanding Contemporary Brazil, co-authored with Anthony Pereira (Routledge, 2019), along with numerous journal articles and book chapters.