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Paulo Fontes

Paulo Fontes is a professor at the Institute of History at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) where he coordinates the Laboratory for the Study of the History of the Worlds of Work (LEHMT / UFRJ). He was a professor at the School of Social Sciences at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (CPDOC / FGV) between 2008 and 2018 and at the São Paulo School of Sociology and Politics Foundation (FESP-SP) between 2002 and 2005. He was also a visiting professor at Duke Universities ( 2004) and Princeton (2006-7), in the United States, and visiting researcher at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, Holland (2013) and at the re: work Institute of Humbolt University in Berlin, Germany (2014). Between 2010 and 2012 he was the national coordinator of the World of Work WG of the National History Association (ANPUH). He is the author of several articles and books on the social history of work in Brazil after the Second World War. He has experience in the areas of History of Brazil, history of Latin America and global history of work, researching mainly themes such as unionism, social movements, worker culture, internal migration, urbanization and (de) industrialization. His book Um Nordeste em São Paulo. Migrant Workers in São Miguel Paulista, 1945-1966 was the winner of the Thomas Skidmore Prize, promoted by the National Archives and the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA), being published in English by Duke University Press in 2016. He is a CNPq researcher (scholarship level productivity) 2).

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