Dr. Gabriela de Oliveira Carneiro

Nonresident Research Fellow

Gabriela de Oliveira Carneiro is an affiliate researcher at the Centre for Research in Public Policy (NUPPs) at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, and, a visiting researcher at the Centre for Public Opinion Studies at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of São Paulo (2001) and a master’s and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of São Paulo (2004 and 2009, respectively). Carneiro completed her postdoctoral research at the University of São Paulo (2016) where she developed the project “Consensual Democracy and Representation in Brazil: The Formation of Political Support in a Comparative Perspective,” with funding from the São Paulo State Research Support Foundation (FAPESP).

Dr. Carneiro specializes in political culture, comparative politics, and political behaviour research. She writes about left-wing populism in Latin America, public confidence in political institutions (especially political parties), and democracy. 

She is the author of “Current Supply and Demand for Neopopulism in Latin America,” published in the International Review of Sociology (2011) and several articles and book chapters written with Titular Professor of Political Science at the University of São Paulo, José Álvaro Moisés.  

At the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil, Dr. Carneiro is working on issues about rising authoritarian right-wing populism in Brazil and worldwide. She is part of the research team coordinated by the titular professor, Rachel Meneguello, who is responsible for the financed research from FAPESP: The Quality of Brazilian Democracy – political representation, parties, and the integrity of the system.

Carneiro also specializes in methods and techniques of analysis of quantitative data for the IPSA (International Political Science Association) Summer School promoted by the Institute of International Relations and Department of Political Science at USP (2010 and 2015), for ICPSR (Interuniversity Consortium for Research Politics and Social) at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor/USA (2006), for the regular course of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health at USP (2004), and for the Quantitative Methodology course at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (2002).