• De Micheli, David (2020). Racial Reclassification and Political Identity Formation. World Politics. Accepted, 07/2020.
  • De Micheli, David (2018). The Racialized Effects of Social Programs in Brazil. Latin American Politics and Society. Published, 02/2018.

Research Statement

My research revolves around substantive interests in identity, inequality, and citizenship, with a regional focus on Latin America. Broadly, I am interested in the processes of identity politicization, the causes and consequences of inequality, and how these shape the quality and exercise of citizenship. In my published an on-going research, I rely on quantitative and qualitative methods to make theoretical and empirical contributions to these areas of study.

Research Keywords

  • Ethnic and Identity Politics
  • Inequality
  • Citizenship
  • Brazil
  • Latin America


  • Portuguese, fluent.
  • Spanish, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Brazil
  • Latin America and the Caribbean