Teresa Caldeira
Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine
Doctoral degree from the University of Berkeley, she has taught in the University of San Diego (California) and in the São Paulo Centre of Studies on Violence (Brazil). An expert on spatial segregation, urban violence and social inequality, she analyses the rise of delinquency in São Paulo during the 1980s, the privatisation of security and the proliferation of urban enclaves in her book City of Walls: Crime, Segregation and Citizenship in São Paulo (University of California Press, 2000). Her present research is concerned with young people’s political and cultural movements in the peripheral neighbourhoods of São Paulo and the new urban bylaws in Brazil. She has published a great number of articles in specialist reviews on violence and democracy in Brazil.

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Department of Anthropology. University of California, Irvine