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Research Fellow, SNF project
Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
Spoken languages
English, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Areas of expertise
  • Social Theory
  • Critical Theories
  • Modernity and Coloniality
  • Democracy and Authoritarianism
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Brazil


Ricardo Pagliuso Regatieri is a visiting research fellow at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. His a professor at the Department of Sociology and at the Graduate Program of Social Sciences at the Federal University of Bahia, where he is also one of the leaders of PERIFERICAS - Research Group on Social Theories, Modernities and Colonialities. He received his B.A. in Social Sciences, his M.A. in Sociology and completed his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of São Paulo. He spent a doctoral research period at the Goethe University Frankfurt. He was a Research Professor at Korea University and a lecturer at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. He was also a short-term visiting professor at the University of Cape Verde. During his stay at AHCD, he is leading the research project "Authoritarianism, Democracy and Political Crises in the Periphery of the Modern Capitalist World-System: the Brazilian Case", which investigates the challenges posed by dependency and coloniality to democracy and political stability in the global periphery, particularly addressing Brazil.