Welcome to my site.
I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Institut de Sociologie of the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. I received my PhD in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017 and I hold a master’s degree in comparative politics from Sciences Po Paris. I am based in the US during the Fall 2019 semester.
I study informal labor and politics in large cities of the Global South. For my dissertation, I examined the survival strategies of the urban poor in the context of world-class city urbanism as well as the impacts of sports mega-events in Brazil.
I was a member of the organizing committee of the 2019 congress of the Swiss Sociological Association on the future of work. As part of this, I organized and moderated a panel with Craig Calhoun and Noortje Marres on the future of sociology. The video is now available on YouTube.
2015. “Santos: The Gold Hunter” in Invisible in Austin: Life and Labor in an American City, edited by Javier Auyero, pp. 42-58. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. Project website.
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined)
Swiss National Science Foundation Doc.Mobility Fellowship, $ 35,000
National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, $ 10,279
Foundation for Urban and Regional Research Studentship, $17,500
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Latin America, $24,000
Ministère Français des Affaires Etrangères et Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Etranger (AEFE) Bourse d’Excellence et Bourse Major, $75,000
jacinto.cuvi [ at ] unine.ch
Institut de Sociologie
Université de Neuchâtel
Faubourg de l’Hôpital 27
2000 Neuchâtel, NE – Switzerland