Selected Peer Reviewed Publications
(forthcoming). 'Trust and Safety': Exchange, Protection, and the Digital Market-Fortress in the Platform Economy. Socio-Economic Review.
(2022). Keep the Bones Alive: Missing People and the Search for Life in Brazil. Oakland: University of California Press.
(2022). Eating Pizza in Prison: Failing Family Men, Civil Punishment and the Internal Policing of Whiteness in São Paulo. American Ethnologist, 49(2), 221-233.
(2021). w/ Finn Stepputat and Gaëlle Clavandier. Burial and the Politics of Dead Bodies in Times of Covid-19: Exception and Rupture? Human Remains and Violence. (Introduction to our guest edited double Special Issue)
(2021). Mundane Disappearance: The Politics of Letting Disappear in Brazil. Economy and Society, 50(2), 297-321.
(2019). w/ Samira Bueno. The Exceptional Prison. Public Culture, 31(3).
(2019). w/ Ben Lessing. Legitimacy in Criminal Governance: Managing a Drug Empire from Behind Bars. American Political Science Review, 113(2), 584-606.
(2018). The Potter's Field. Comparative Studies in Society and History. 60(3), 539-568.
(2018). Bureaucracy, Violence and Intreccio in Brazil. Global Crime, 19 (3-4), 296-314.
(2017). Before the Body Count: Homicide Statistics and Everyday Security in Latin America. Journal of Latin American Studies. 49(1), 29-54.
(2016). City of Clones: Facsimiles and Governance in São Paulo. Current Sociology. 65(2), 235-247.
(2015). The Killing Consensus: Police, Organized Crime and the Regulation of Life and Death in Urban Brazil. Berkeley: University of California Press (Read Chapter One)
(2014). w/ Mariana Mota Prado. Process and Pattern in Institutional Reforms: A Case Study of the Police Pacifying Units (UPPs) in Rio de Janeiro. World Development, 64, 232-242.
(2014). Antagonistic Authorities and the Civil Police in São Paulo, Brazil. Latin American Research Review, 49(1), 3-22.
At left: Daumier, 'A Man Reading in a Garden'.