Earned degrees in History from Universidade de São Paulo (1990) and Visual Arts from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (1988), as well as a doctorate in Architecture and Urbanism from Universidade de São Paulo (FAUUSP, 2018). She is an associate professor at the School of Architecture and Urbanism, Universidade de São Paulo, where she has taught History of Urbanization and Urbanism, since 2002. Together with Professor Nestor Goulart Reis Filho, she is developing research at the Architecture, Urbanization and Preservation Laboratory (LAP – USP) covering mainly the History of urbanization and urbanism in Brazil, Architects and engineers’ professional culture, History of the real estate market in São Paulo, and History of cartography. Books published: 1) “Desenho e Desígnio: o Brasil dos engenheiros militares,1500-1822” (Drawing and intention: Brazil and military engineers, 1500-1822) (EDUSP, 2011); 2) “Aspectos dos Mercado imobiliário em perspectiva histórica São Paulo (1809-1950)” (Aspects of the real estate market from a historical perspective, São Paulo, 1809-1950) (EDUSP, 2016); 3) “São Paulo: um novo olhar sobre a história. A evolução do comércio de varejo e as transformações na vida urbana” (São Paulo: a new look at history. Evolution of retailing and transformations in urban life) (Via das Artes, 2012). The latter won the José Celestino Bourroul 2013 prize for best book on São Paulo awarded by Academia Paulista de História (APH). In 2018, she argued her livre-docência thesis on “The city as business; rented-property market, developing and building São Paulo’s ‘old center’ from the 19th century to the Tenancy Law (1809-1942)”. Produced curatorial designs for several exhibitions including “Ramos de Azevedo: architecture and the city” for the Brazilian Post Office’s Cultural Center in 2015. Coordinated a dossier on “The history of urbanization in colonial Brazil” for Anais do Museu Paulista (v. 20, 2012), and two further dossiers on cartography together with Iris Kantor ( Anais do Museu Paulista , v. 17, n.1, 2009). Awarded CNPQ- PQ2 productivity grant from 2012 to 2018 by Brazil’s Federal Government (Science and Technology Ministry – National Council for Scientific and Technological Development).
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