Gabriel Feltran is an urban ethnographer. Professor and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in the Department of Sociology of the Federal University of São Carlos, Researcher at the CEBRAP (Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento). Prof. Feltran holds a doctoral degree in Social Sciences by the State University of Campinas (doctoral séjour at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) and was invited Scholar at University of Oxford and Goldsmiths College (2019), Humboldt University (2017), CIESAS Golfo (2015), He currently coordinates three collective Research Projects: i) 'The Car Theft Project', working with a team of 10 researchers, following trajectories of stolen cars in São Paulo and its connections to legal-illegal transnational economies; ii) The city margins project - the emergence of violence in social life, especially the dynamics of homicide rates in São Paulo, Brazil and Latin America; iii) Marginal music and sociology, arguing that Urban Sociology could learn from the lyrics and the music produced in the urban outskirts. Author of Entangled City: crime as urban fabric in São Paulo (Manchester Univesity Press, 2019 forthcoming) and Illegal markets in Brazil: an ethnographic perspective , JIED, 2019. Member of the Trustees' Board for the IJURR Foundation - UK - and of the Global Initiative Network Against Organized Crime - Geneva.
(Source: Lattes Curriculum)