Angelo has carried out research in Brazil and the UK on issues related to the labour market, mobility, migration and processes of social differentiation and racialisation. Employing qualitative research, including ethnography and biographical narrative interviews, his research projects have dealt with groups at the sharp end of various forms of precariousness, inequality, exploitation and violence. These include, for example, ‘The new territories of labour and production in Brazil: labour relations in the footwear cluster of Jau/SP’, and ‘From cleaner to waiter: trajectories of Brazilian workers in London’.
His earlier research, supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Education, examined the production and negotiation of difference among Brazilians living in London. Currently, he is working on the five-year research project ‘Modern Marronage: the pursuit and practice of freedom in the contemporary world’.
- Martins Jr, A, 2020, Moving Difference: Brazilians in London. London: Routledge.
- Martins Jr, A, 2019, ‘Negotiating Essentialised Cultural and Gendered Differences in a Global world: Brazilians in London (Published in English and Portuguese)’. Século XXI, Revista de Ciências Sociais, vol 9., pp. 159
- Junior, AM, 2018, ‘Building a dialogue between feminist, post-(de)colonial and Bourdeusian studies to analyse the production and negotiation of difference in a world on the move: the case of Brazilians in London’. Contemporânea: Revista de Sociologia da UFSCar, vol 8., pp. 33-57
- Junior, AM & Barbosa, A, 2018, ‘Redes e capital social: usos possíveis e eventuais limitações enquanto categorias sociológicas’. Contemporânea: Revista de Sociologia da UFSCar, vol 8., pp. 239-264
- ‘Jornadas diferenciadas e legado colonial: problematizando categorias e representações homogeneizantes da “migração”’ (Differentiated journeys and colonial legacies: problematising homogenising representations of the migrant). Webinar series organised by the Research Group Deslocar, coordinated by Professor Denise Cogo. 12/05/2020.