Thiago is a quantitative criminologist and sociologist. He holds a B.A. in Social Sciences (2013) and an M.A. in Sociology (2016), both obtained at the University of São Paulo. Since 2017, he is a PhD candidate in Social Research Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining LSE, he was a researcher at the Centre for the Study of Violence of the University of São Paulo (NEV-USP).
His research interests include public attitudes towards legal authorities, police-citizen encounters, policing in different contexts, procedural justice, and police legitimacy. Specifically, he is interested in how interactions between power-holders and subordinates might influence various behavioural and attitudinal outcomes. His methodological interests include longitudinal data analysis, latent variable modelling, survey methods, and causal inference.
Supervisors: Jonathan Jackson and Jouni Kuha.