Moisés Kopper earned his PhD in the Anthropology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), as a Graduate Fellow of the Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, Brazil), and a Visiting Student Research Collaborator (VSRC) at the Department of Anthropology at Princeton University (2014-2015). His current appointment is as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany. He is also serving as a lecturer in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Cologne. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Metropolitan Studies/CEBRAP/University of São Paulo. His dissertation draws from long-term and multi-sited ethnographic research with policy makers, urban planners, businessmen and beneficiaries of Brazil?s largest public housing program to date. In the process, he is interested in the knowledge and policy systems through which a new middle class is being fashioned, chronicling the public debate that accompany the massive social recasting of Brazil's poor in terms of market inclusion that follows the housing resettlements. His ethnography unravels the flexible notions of citizenship and consumption underlying the daily interactions between people and the multiple layers and scales of time, place and space they inhabit, exploring the possibilities, limits and ambivalences of a political subjectivity that is emerging as a consequence of the country?s renewed economic and social landscape.
(Source: Lattes Curriculum)