Fernanda Novaes Cruz

Biografia

Fernanda Novaes Cruz is a Postdoc Researcher at the Center for the Study of Violence of the University of Sao Paulo – NEV/USP. She holds a PhD in Sociology from IESP-UERJ, an MA in Social Sciences from PPCIS- UERJ, a BA in Social Sciences from UERJ, and BA in Social Communication from UFRJ. She is an Associate Researcher at the Center for Research in Law and Social Sciences (DECISO-IESP-UERJ). She was a researcher at the Violence Analysis Laboratory (LAV-UERJ) from her Scientific Initiation until her Doctorate. She was a member of the State Council for the Defense of Human Rights CEDDH-RJ. She has experience in quantitative and qualitative research, with emphasis on violence and Public Security, mainly working under the following subjects: Drug Policy, Police Institutions, Homicides and Suicides.

Academic Background

2019 Post-Doctorate.
Center for the Study of Violence of the University of Sao Paulo, NEV-USP

2015 – 2019 PhD in Sociology (CAPES Concept 5).
Rio de Janeiro State University, UERJ, Brazil with an exchange period at the University of Oxford (Advisor: Leigh Payne).
Title: The twelve “goose” steps": the trajectory of drug-using military police officers in a reinterpretive institution.
Advisor: Fernando de Castro Fontainha.

2013 – 2015 MA in Social Sciences (CAPES Concept 5).
Rio de Janeiro State University, UERJ, Brazil.
Title: United by Distrust: Military Police and Youth a complicated relationship.
Advisor: Doriam Luis Borges de Melo.
Fellowship: Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, CAPES, Brazil.

2010 – 2016 Bachelor of Arts in Abi – Social Communication.
Rio de Janeiro State University, UFRJ, Brazil.
Title: The TV show Orange is The New Black and Representations of Female Incarceration in the United States.
Advisor: Maria Guiomar Ramos.

2007 – 2012 Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences.
Rio de Janeiro State University, UERJ, Brazil.
Title: GLOBO and EXTRA, two newspapers, one company, how many discourses? A study of news stories on militias published in the year 2008.
Advisor: José Ignácio Cano Gestoso.

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