I have a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, and a master’s degree in Human Evolution and Biology from the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
At the Institute for Futures Studies, I work as a research assistant in the project Predicting changes in opinion on moral issues: a cross-cultural test of a new theory, led by Pontus Strimling and Kimmo Eriksson. This project is concerned with the question of how people's opinions on moral issues change over time. More specifically, if this change is mediated by arguments based on Moral Foundations – in a nutshell, whether moral positions (e.g., "against the death penalty") that are more strongly linked to harm and fairness arguments (e.g., "otherwise someone is hurt") spread more easily than those less strongly linked to such arguments. My main job is to help collect, clean, and analyze moral opinion data.