Richard Miskolci is Associate Professor of Sociology at UFSCar (Federal University of São Carlos), Brazil. He is also the vice-coordinator of the field of Sociology/Social Sciences at CAPES (the Brazilian agency that organizes the national graduate system). Miskolci is a member of the International Sociological Association, of Latin American Studies Association, Brazilian Studies Association and of the Brazilian Sociological Society.

Miskolci is a member of the editorial board of Sociologies in Dialogue, the international journal of the Brazilian Sociological Society. He is also a CNPq researcher, associate researcher at Núcleo de Estudos de Gênero Pagu-UNICAMP and the coordinator of Quereres – Research Center on Differences, Gender and Sexuality.

He has published papers in several Brazilian journals in the Social Sciences, gender and sexuality studies, and queer studies.

PhD in Sociology by the University of São Paulo (USP), 2001, he also developed senior researches in the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan (2008) and in the Department of Feminist Studies at the University of California (2013). Miskolci also was a visiting professor in the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina) offering short courses on Sociology of Differences, in 2011 and 2014.

Miskolci is the author of “O Desejo da Nação: masculinidade e branquitude no Brasil de fins do XIX” (2012), “Teoria Queer: um aprendizado pelas diferenças” (2012), and “Thomas Mann, o artista mestiço” (2003). He co-edited “Diferenças na Educação: outros aprendizados” (2014) and “Discursos fora da ordem: sexualidades, saberes e direitos” (2012). Miskolci published dossiers in Brazilian journals, the most recent one “Digital Paths: bodies, desires, visibilities” with Iara Beleli. He co-edited the dossier Dissent Sexualities (2007, the first Brazilian compilation of queer studies). In 2008, Dissent Sexualities received the prize Cidadania em Respeito à Diversidade.

Between 2008 and 2014, Miskolci coordinated three editions of UFSCar’s course Gender and Diversity at School (GDS). It was an online based course for more than 2,000 Brazilian teachers dealing with differences, gender, sexuality and racial-ethnic issues.


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