Thiago Pinto Barbosa

Research Associate
+49 331 28822-416


IASS Project

  • Art & Science

Research Interests

  • Culture and nature
  • Political ecology
  • “Development” and Environmental conflicts
  • Postcolonial and decolonial thinking
  • History and Sociology of Knowledge

Curriculum Vitae

  • Thiago Pinto Barbosa is at the IASS since March 2016. He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Potsdam, Free University of Berlin and Humboldt-University of Berlin (2015) and a Bachelor’s in Anthropology, Sociology and Political Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2011). He has previous working experience at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, at the João Pinheiro Foundation (Brazil) and at the Research Group on Environmental Themes (GESTA, Brazil), thereby researching and supporting community projects on different topics such as environmental conflicts, development, land and urban conflicts, agrofuels, agricultural and energy policies. He was a scholarship holder of the Heinrich Böll Foundation between 2013 and 2015. He’s currently pursuing a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Free University Berlin.

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Barbosa, Thiago Pinto; Brown, Owen; Kirchner, Julia; Mundle, Lili; Schreurer, Julia. Manufacturing Race: Contemporary Memories of a Building’s Colonial Past. A virtual exhibition. Berlin (Forthcoming).
  • Capanema Álvares, L. ; Bessa, A.; Barbosa, Thiago Pinto; Simão, K.M.C.. Attracting international tourism through mega-events and the birth of a conflict culture in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In: Colomb, C. & Novy, Joahanes. Protest and Resistant in the Tourist City. London: Routledge (Forthcoming).
  • Barbosa, Thiago Pinto. Informal settlements, mega-events and conflict: a case study from pre-2014 Brazil. In: International Sociology Association - RC21 Conference “Resourceful cities”. Berlin, 2013.
  • Carneiro, R. ; Brasil, F. P. D.; Franca, B. C.; Barbosa, Thiago Pinto. ‘Território, Exclusão e Políticas de inclusão socioespacial: uma análise a partir da experiência de Belo Horizonte’. Ser Social (UnB), 2011.