Gabriel is Director of Research at CNRS (National Scientific Research Centre – France), Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics. He is also a researcher at the CEBRAP, invited scholar and visiting Professor at University of Oxford (2019), Humboldt University (Berlin – 2018), CIESAS (México – 2017), Sciences Po (Paris – 2013). He obtained his PhD in Social Sciences (2008) at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), with a collaborative period at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Currently researches criminal groups and illegal markets in Brazil, based on previous work on everyday social/political dynamics in urban outskirts, focusing on collective action, marginalized groups and “the criminal world” in Sao Paulo. Author of The Entangled City: Crime as Urban Fabric in São Paulo (Manchester University Press 2020) and Stolen Cars: A Journey through São Paulo’s Urban Conflict (Wiley 2022).