New articles

New article “While ETA no Longer Exists, Spain finds ways to Further Criminalize the Pro-sovereignty Movements in Catalonia” for the International Policy Digest (26/09/2019)


New article “Brazilian Activist Addresses Educational Inequality through ‘Tinder of Books’ Campaign” for The North Star (25/09/2019)


New article “Hong Kong Protests Revive the Spirit of the Arab Spring ” for The News Lens (20/09/2019)


New article “War and No Peace for West Papua Hit By Violent Protests” for InsideOver (18/09/2019)


New article “How Brazil’s Tecnobrega Genre Has Thrived Without Industry Support” for Remezcla (18/09/2019)


New article “Brazil’s tourism marketing fail” for The Startup (16/09/2019)


New article “YouTube Is Saving Dying Languages” for FFWD by Medium (13/09/2019)


New article “O comportamento diplomático espanhol e o nacionalismo catalão” for Aqui Catalunha (in Portuguese) (12/09/2019)


New article “The devastation of the Amazon predates Bolsonaro” for Al Jazeera (30/08/2019)

New articles

New article “The Troubling Relationships Between Bolsonaro and Dictatorships” for Counterpunch (30/08/2019)


New article “A Look at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s Role in the Amazon Fires” for Remezcla (27/08/2019)


New article “Brazil’s country branding has a long history of failure” for The Brazilian Report (27/08/2019)


New article “Bolsonaro and Brazil Court the Global Far Right” for Nacla (21/08/2019)


New article “Did police negligence help terrorists in Barcelona?” for InsideOver (14/08/2019)


New article “Terrorism in Brazil? Obscure Eco-Terrorists Threaten President’s Life” for InsideOver (13/08/2019)


New article “Spanish Diplomatic Behaviour in the Wake of Catalan Nationalism” for the International Policy Digest (08/08/2019)


New article “In Brazil, Baile Funk Is Still Maligned Despite Its Success” for Remezcla (04/08/2019)


New article “Spain’s Democratic Decline” for Inkstick Media (26/07/2019)

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Biografia/Biography

Jornalista e Doutor em Direitos Humanos (com foco em migração e diáspora) pela Universidad de Deusto, onde desenvolvi pesquisa com bolsa CAPES sobre a Diáspora basca na Argentina, com foco em Long Distance Nationalism, Transnacionalismo, Mídia Social, Cibercultura, Comunidades Imaginadas e a relação transatlântica entre a política da Homeland através da internet e a atividade política de grupos de esquerda nacionalista (Abertzale) na Argentina.

Tenho graduação em Relações Internacionais pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUCSP – da qual recebi menção honrosa por projeto de iniciação científica em 2009 sobre cibergeografia, com bolsa PIBIC-CEPE) e mestrado em Comunicação pela Faculdade Cásper Líbero com bolsa FAPESP com foco em diáspora basca, mídia social, desterritorialização e estudos sobre identidade.

Dentre outras atividades, sou jornalista freelancer publicado pela Al Jazeera, The Brazilian Report, World Politics Review, Foreign Policy, CommonSpace, Vice, The Intercept, além de outros veículos nacionais e internacionais. Sou ainda autor e tradutor do Global Voices Online.

I’m a journalist and I hold a Ph.D in Human Rights (focusing on migration and diaspora) from the University of Deusto, where I developed a research with CAPES scholarship on the Basque Diaspora in Argentina focusing on Long Distance Nationalism, Transnationalism, Social Media, Cyberculture, Imagined Communities, the transatlantic and online relationship between Homeland politics and the political activity of left-wing Basque nationalist groups in Argentina and the appropriation of social media and online tools by minorities and nationalist groups for political engagement.

I hold a degree (BA) in International Relations at Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (from where I received a honourable mention award for my scientific initiation project in 2009 on [cyber] geography with PIBIC-CEPE/PUCSP funding) and an MA in Communication at Faculdade Cásper

Among other activities, I am a freelance journalist published by Al Jazeera, The Brazilian Report, World Politics Review, Foreign Policy, CommonSpace, Vice, The Intercept, as well as other national and international news outlets. I am also author and translator of Global Voices Online.

Formação Acadêmica / Academic Education

  • Doutorado / Ph.D 2013-2019

    Doutor em Direitos Humanos / Ph.D in Human Rights

    Universidad de Deusto/Deustuko Unibertsitatea/University of Deusto

  • Mestrado / MA 2010-2012

    Mestre em Comunicação / MA in Communication

    Faculdade Cásper Líbero / Cásper Líbero Faculty

  • Bacharelado / BA 2006-2009

    Graduado em Relações Internacionais / BA in International Relations

    Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUCSP) / Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo

  • Curso de Extensão / Extension 2016 (6h)

    Mídias digitais e relações humanas / Digital media and human relations (Online)

    Faculdade Cásper Líbero / Cásper Líbero Faculty

  • Curso de Extensão / Extension 2015 (60h)

    European borders without walls (Online)

    University of Victorya (UVic)

  • Curso de Extensão / Extension 2009 (36h)

    As Tecnologias Digitais e as Autorias nas Redes / The Digital Technologies and authorship in Networks

    Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUCSP) / Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo

Bolsas de Pesquisa / Scholarships

  • 20192013

    Bolsa CAPES / CAPES Foundation Scholarship

    Universidad de Deusto/Deustuko Univertsitatea/University of Deusto

    Bolsa de doutorado pela Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), ligada ao Ministério da Educação brasileiro.

    PhD scholarship by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), of the Ministry of Education, Brazil

  • 20122010

    Bolsa FAPESP / FAPESP Scholarship

    Faculdade Cásper Líbero / Cásper Líbero Faculty

    Bolsa de mestrado pela Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)

    MA scholarship by the São Paulo State Research Support Foundation (FAPESP)

  • 20092008

    Bolsa de Iniciação PIBIC-CEPE/PUCSP / PIBIC-CEPE/PUCSP Scientific Initiation Scholarship

    Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo/ Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUCSP)

    Bolsa de pesquisa e iniciação científica pelo Programa Institucional de Bolsas de Iniciação Científica e Conselho de Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão da PUCSP (PIBIC-CEPE/PUCSP)

    Research and scientific initiation scholarship by the Institutional Scholarship Program for Scientific Initiation and Teaching, Research and Extension Council of the PUCSP (PIBIC-CEPE/PUCSP)

Prêmios / Awards

  • 2017
    Best Young Scholar Paper Award / Prêmio de melhor artigo de jovem acadêmico (ECREA)
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    • Prêmio de melhor artigo de jovem acadêmico (segundo lugar) na conferência da European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), sessão Diaspora, Migration and the Media (DMM), na Universidade do País Basco.

    Título: “Diasporas and the role of social media on militant/political activities: The Basque diaspora in Argentina in the spotlight”.

    • Best young scholar paper award (2nd place) at the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) conference, Diaspora, Migration and the Media (DMM) section at the University of the Basque Country.

    Title: “Diasporas and the role of social media on militant/political activities: The Basque diaspora in Argentina in the spotlight”.

  • 2009
    Scientific Initiation Award / Prêmio de Iniciação Científica (PIBIC-CEPE/PUCSP)
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    • Menção honrosa por projeto de iniciação científica em 2009 na área de geografia com bolsa PIBIC-CEPE/PUCSP.

    Título – “Micronacionalismo: Da teoria geral do Estado micronacional à sua diplomacia” premiada no 18º Encontro de Iniciação Científica da PUCSP sob orientação da prof.ª Marísia Buitoni.

    • Honourable mention award for my scientific initiation project in 2009 on geography with PIBIC-CEPE/PUCSP funding.

    Title – “Micronationalism: From the general theory of the Micronational State to its diplomacy” awarded at the 18th Scientific Initiation Meeting of PUCSP under the supervision of Prof. Marísia Buitoni.