Gustavo Gomes da Costa Santos has a master’s and PhD degrees in Political Science at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). He is currently Lecturer in Sociology at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). He has been working in the fields of political sociology, particularly with social movements, sexual and LGBT rights, elections and political parties, citizenship, homophobia and human rights in Latin America and Southern Africa. He was responsible for the chapter on South Africa in the volume Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change (School of Advanced Study, 2013), co-edited by Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites. He has also published (with José Fernando Serrano-Amaya) the entry ‘LGBT Activism in Latin America’ in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016), co-edited by Nancy Naples and Renee C. Hoogland. He has also authored peer-reviewed journal articles including Revista Brasileira de Ciência Política, Contemporânea – Revista de Sociologia, Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad – Revista Latinoamericana and Physis: collective health journal. He has recently co-edited a special issue on gender and participation of Estudos de Sociologia – UFPE.
Gustavo GOMES DA COSTA SANTOS