Vinicius Cardoso Reis

Vinicius Reis

Vinicius is interested in inquiring about the role of uncertainty and the distinct perceptions of time in people's lives, chiefly during crises and disasters. He wishes to understand how critical moments shift the perception of past, present and future, creating new temporalities that combine memories and horizons, ruins and legacies, trauma and hope. In his upcoming research, he plans to focus on the disputes over possible futures for welfare in Brazil, as the country undergoes overlapping crises. Vinicius holds a master's degree in Sociology from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and a degree in Law from Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV Direito Rio). His master's thesis, an ethnography on social change caused by a mining disaster in Mariana, Brazil, was awarded best in the department, nominated to the Brazilian Contest of University Theses and Dissertations in Social Sciences, and selected for a book deal in 2021. Furthermore, Vinicius has worked as a researcher at Transparency International – Brazil and he is a member of Grupo CASA, a Brazilian group dedicated to anthropological and sociological research of state practices, household dynamics, and the many dimensions of urban life.