PhD Candidate

Dissertation Title: Lean Dreams: Universal Health Design and Sociotechnical Value in São Paulo


I am a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in the political semiotics of public sciences and technologies in Brazil. My dissertation examines recent developments in São Paulo universal health policy through the lens of "lean technicity", according to which I argue that expansive ideals like economic growth and social rights have been increasingly qualified through mathematical imaginaries of leanness. More broadly, I enjoy an abiding curiosity in the relations between semiotics, technicity and embodiment, and I plan in my next ethnographic project to scrutinize relations between software ecologies, social rights and sociotechnical subjectivity in southeastern Brazil.