Andreza de Souza Santos

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Research Interests

In September 2018, Andreza joined the Latin American Centre as a Departmental Lecturer and Director of the Brazilian Studies Centre. She currently lectures the course ‘Political Economy in Latin America’.

In the Urban Transformations team, she coordinated activities linking research projects focussing on Brazil, China, South Africa and India. Her main research interests include participatory politics, social memory, heritage, housing, and infrastructure in Brazil. Her monograph “The Politics of Urban Cultural Heritage: Contestations and Participation in Brazil”, looks at the challenges of citizens’ political participation and will be published by Rowman & Littlefield International in 2019.



PhD in Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews

M.A. in Social Sciences, University of Freiburg, University of KwaZulu Natal and Jawaharlal Nehru University

B.A. in Political Science, University of Brasilia

Current projects

Cities in transition: unequal innovation in African cities

Research and metropolitan health in unequal cities

Building a UK – Brazil research partnership on migration

The good city: urban transformation, comparison and value

City futures and contemporary urban research

Andreza has also worked for the Brazilian and Indian governments, the United Nations, and for Brazilian local governments.

For more details on Andreza’s research and publications, please visit her LAC profile here.