M.A. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 2014Ph.D. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 2022

Pedro is an assistant professor in Engineering & Society at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. He is an experienced scholar and lecturer who has previously worked with teaching, theoretical and applied research at the intersection of Anthropology, Science & Technology Studies and Law, with interdisciplinary and critical perspectives, including access to knowledge and civic engagement in Latin America. His research aims to understand the role of technologies as enablers of social relationships. When looking at different research objects – such as drones, surveillance technologies, AI in public security, cybersecurity ecosystems and content digitization processes – Pedro is interested primarily in understanding how these systems shape networks of actors comprised of people, things and institutions.

Research Interests

  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Anthropology of Science and Technology
  • Security and Defense
  • Surveillance Studies