Jeronimo Muniz is an Associate Professor of Sociology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and will be a Visiting Scholar with the department until the end of 2019. His main research employs quantitative methods and empirical simulations to understand the construction of racial “realities” from predefined analytical categories. He has shown that geographic, taxonomic, sampling and temporal uncertainties may affect our understanding of racial inequality and stratification through variations in the measurement of race and skin color. This is an area that he has been publishing on since he graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2008.
He will be working more closely with Professor Wendy Roth on issues related with racial (re)classification and its impacts on racial inequality, but he is also interested in other broader topics involving gender inequality, religion, demographic projections/ forecasts, formal quantitative methods etc.
Even though he is officially on his sabbatical leave, he also currently serves as the Director of the Center of Quantitative Research in Social Sciences (CPEQS) and also is a coordinator of the oldest Program in Quantitative Training (similar to Michigan’s ICSPR Summer Course) in Brazil, MQ, which has just completed 20 years of existence.