Research Associate: Ana Paula Galdeano Cruz

Ana Paula Galdeano Cruz

Research Associate, Spring 2008

Ana Paula Galdeano Cruz is a doctoral student at UNICAMP in Brazil and a visiting student researcher at the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. Previously, she worked as a consultant to the Brazilian government on issues related to the prevention of violence (2004–06) and as a research associate at the Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento in São Paulo (2005–06). She is currently concluding her doctoral dissertation, “Representations of Violence and Public Security in São Paulo,” which addresses the interface between the social and political problems of violence. Her ethnographic research focuses on narratives of violence and public (in)security in both lower and middle/high class neighborhoods and how positions of class, gender, race and age challenge democracy and citizenship in São Paulo.