Period of Residency: 03/01/2007 to 12/15/2007

Professor Neuma Figueiredo de Aguiar holds a degree in History from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (1960), a Master’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology – Boston University (1962), a Ph. Madison (2003). She was a professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais from 1996 to 2008. She received the title of emeritus professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 2009. She is a lifetime member of the International Sociological Association Isa, a lifetime member of the International Association for Time Use Research ( IATUR). She has experience in Sociology, with an emphasis on Gender and Society, working mainly on the following topics: gender and patriarchy, women’s movements, stratification and social mobility, comparative international sociology and sociology of time uses. She founded and coordinated for 10 years the Quantitative Methodology Program at UFMG and the Center for Quantitative Research in Social Sciences (CEPEQCS). She was a visiting professor at the Institute for High Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2007, she received the Vincius Caldeira Brant award from Nepem and CACS (UFMG) for her contributions to the areas of Gender, Women’s Studies and Feminism, and the Florestan Fernandes award, from the Brazilian Society of Sociology, for her contribution to the development of Sociology in Brazil


The project consists of updating the result of several personal researches of a transdisciplinary nature, involving Sociology, Political Science, History, Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry, Economics and Sociology. Two of the undertakings of this project are: updating the typology on Corporatism and the Working Class, developed to study the process of incorporation and control of union participation in Brazil from 1930 to 1964; and build a database with popular literature, with the purpose of consolidating the analytical undertaking already carried out.