I'm Marta Mendes da Rocha, Professor and Political Scientist
I am an associate professor at the Department of Social Sciences at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, where I coordinate the Study Group on Local Politics (NEPOL). I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
Political Scientist, associate professor and researcher at Department of Social Sciences at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora.
What I Do
The Study Group on Local Politics (Nepol) brings together researchers interested in several aspects of local politics and aims to contribute to the advancement of this research agenda, especially through comparative research projects focused on Brazil and other Latin American countries.
This research aims to investigate clientelism and the role of brokers in Brazilian local politics. Clientelism has been traditionally mobilized to understand Brazilian society and politics, but there are few studies devoted to exploring the role of brokers.
The City Governments Facing The Coronavirus
The research aimed to map the measures adopted by municipal governments in the face of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil.