I am a historian and social scientist who works with interdisciplinary approaches on social theory, globalization, contemporary history, social movements, and modernization discourses. I received a postdoctoral training from the University of São Paulo (USP) and Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) and received all three of my degrees from São Paulo State University (UNESP). I have been teaching courses on social theory, public policy, contemporary history and theory of history to undergraduate and graduate students in Brazil. I am an associate researcher at the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and since 2016 I have been working as a political analyst for major newspapers in Spain and Mexico with essays and interviews on Latin American politics. I am currently working on a book chapter for Brill, editing a special issue on crisis and globalization (2021) and another one on social movements during the Latin American "pink tide" (2020) - also working on a book manuscript on digital capitalism that will probably come out in 2021. I serve as a reviewer within academic journals and publishing houses in Italy, England, United States, Colombia, Denmark and Brazil. As a translator (English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish), I often coordinate and publish interviews and translated articles in academic journals. On this website I also run a blog in English and Portuguese intended for a general audience.
Curiculum vitae (full version) / Contact: felipe.narita@unesp.br ]

 

Education

2019-2020 | Postdoctoral Training (Sociology)
Federal University of São Carlos, UFSCar, Brazil
Title: "The experience of acceleration: infrastructure and the imaginary of modenity (1870-1920)"
Advisor: Oswaldo Truzzi, Ph.D.

2017-2019 | Postdoctoral Training (Social Sciences)
University of São Paulo, USP, Brazil
Title: "Education, urban life and morality"
Advisor: Sérgio C. Fonseca, Ph.D.

2013-2016 | Ph.D. (Social History)
São Paulo State University, UNESP, Brazil
Title: "Morals, education and religion in 19th-century Brazil"
Advisor: Marcia Capelari Naxara, Ph.D.
Fellowship: Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)

2010-2012 | M.A. (Cultural History)
São Paulo State University, UNESP, Brazil
Title: "The sacred time of the empire"
Advisor: Ivan Aparecido Manoel, Ph.D.
Fellowship: São Paulo Research Foundation (Fapesp)

2006-2009 | B.A. (History)
São Paulo State University, UNESP, Brazil
Title: "Colonization and moral education in the construction of the modern world (16th century)"
Advisor: Ivan Aparecido Manoel, Ph.D.
Fellowship: São Paulo Research Foundation (Fapesp)

 

Research networks and positions

Universität Freiburg, Switzerland
2018 | Invited researcher at the inauguration of the Forschungskreis Gregor Girard

Critical Theory Research Network, Boston College, United States
2016 - present | Collective interdisciplinary research project entitled "Critical theory and authoritarian populism". Our publications have appeared in the University of Wesminster Press (United Kingdom) and Brill (Netherlands)

Praktyka Teoretyczna, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
2018 - present | Associate editor (Social Sciences)

Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo, Brazil
2018 - 2019 | Coordination of thematic seminars (Philosophy and Social Sciences)

 

Academic positions and professional activities

São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, Brazil
- 2019 - present | Scientific advisor
- 2018 - 2021 | Associate researcher
- 2008 - 2012 | Research fellow

São Paulo State University, UNESP, Brazil
- 2014 - present | Lecturer and researcher (graduate courses)
- 2013 - 2015 | Lecturer (undergraduate courses)

Baron of Mauá University, CBM, Brazil
- 2018 - present | Assistant professor (graduate and undergraduate courses)
- 2018 - present | Editorial manager (peer-reviewed journals)

La Razón Newspaper, Spain
- 2016 - present | Political analyst (Latin America)

Ekpyrosis Press, Michigan, United States
- 2019 - present | Member of the international editorial board

School of Philosophy, Science and Letters, FFCL, Brazil
- 2014 - 2020 | Lecturer (undergraduate courses)

 

Book chapters

  • "Dialectical constellations" (with Jeremiah Morelock). In: Jeremiah Morelock (ed.). How to critique authoritarian populism. Leiden: Brill, 2021. (under contract)
  • "Transculturation et circulation transatlantique". In: Alexandre Fontaine (ed.). La circulation des savoirs dans l’espace transatlantique: émigration-transferts-création. Paris: Le Bord de l'eau, 2020. (in press)
  • "Public sphere and world-system: theorizing populism at the margins" (with Jeremiah Morelock). In: Jeremiah Morelock (ed.). Critical theory and authoritarian populism. Londres: University of Westminster Press, 2018.
  • "Conflito e cultura histórica: as políticas da história e as fraturas da memória" (with Sergio C. Fonseca, USP). In: Vânia Martino (ed.). Ensino de história I. Curitiba: CRV, 2018.
  • "Elisée Réclus: educação e sociedade". In: Hilda Silva (Ed.). Educação e políticas públicas: desafios, reflexões e possibilidades. Franca: Unesp Press, 2013.
  • "Proposta curricular, currículo escolar e ensino de história". In: Djanira Almeida (Ed.). Educação e ensino: temas para o debate. Franca: Unesp Press, 2010.

 

Articles and review articles

  • "Espectros da multidão". Revista USP, v. 122, 2019.
  • "Institutos disciplinares, legislação sobre menoridade e formação de setores estatais especializados em assistência a menores em São Paulo". Projeto História (PUC-SP), v. 66, 2019. (with Sérgio C. Fonseca)
  • "Unilmited capitalism and the politics of the common". Praktyka Teoretyczna, v. 26, 2018. ("Cooperation as the institution of the common" - Orgs. Mikołaj Ratajczak e Bartłomiej Błesznowski)
  • "Populism and political agitation in late capitalism: research notes (plennary conference)" (with Jeremiah Morelock). In: 3rd International Seminar on Public Policy and Social Development (2018), São Paulo State University (UNESP), Franca, 2019. (ISSN 2359-0858)
  • "Educação metodista no interior de São Paulo: movimentos e conexões entre o final do século XIX e o início do XX". Faces da História (Unesp), v. 6, n. 1, 2019. (com Sérgio C. Fonseca e Vitor Q. Santos)
  • "Historiografia e institucionalização de saberes sobre a nação". ArtCultura (UFU), v. 20, n. 36. (com Sérgio C. Fonseca, USP)
  • "Para uma nova figuração da praxis: a teoria social e o princípio do comum". Pós Ciências Sociais (UFMA), v. 15, 2018.
  • "Marx at the margins". Artificios (Instituto Colombiano de Antropologia e Historia), v. 9, n. 2, 2017.
  • "Moral scenes from urban life: moral perceptions of modernity in Imperial Brazil". Praktyka Teoretyczna, v. 23, 2017. ("Repressed histories of the 19th century" - Orgs. Katarzyna Czeczot, Wiktor Marzec e Michał Pospiszyl)
  • "A variedade institucional como tema para o estudo da história da assistência...". Revista Brasileira de História & Ciências Sociais, v. 9, 2017. (with Sérgio C. Fonseca, USP)
  • "Religião e moral na formação do Império brasileiro: o problema da elaboração da sociedade nacional". IESP-UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, 31 mar. 2017. Encontros Beemote (CNPq-UERJ). DOI 10.13140/RG.2.2.31787.39206
  • "A dinâmica da sociedade civil no horizonte da educação popular". Educação (Centro Universitário Claretiano), Batatais, v. 7, n. 5, 2017.
  • "O século XX em conceitos". Antíteses (UEL), v. 8, n. 16, 2015.
  • "Temas, conceitos e processos em educação popular: uma discussão a partir das ciências sociais". Cadernos CIMEAC (UFTM), Uberaba, v. 4, n. 2, 2014.
  • "As heranças ibéricas revisitadas". Aedos (UFRGS), v. 5, n. 13, 2013.
  • "Passagens sobre o moderno na cidade de Georg Simmel". Espaço Acadêmico (UEM), v. 13, n. 148, 2013.
  • "Notas sobre o problema da representância em Paul Ricoeur". Espaço Acadêmico (UEM), v. 11, n. 125, 2010.

 

Books and edited volumes/issues

  • "Educação popular na América Latina: experiências e contradições de uma década em movimento" (with Danilo Kato). Uberaba: Cadernos CIMEAC (UFTM), 2020. (in press)
  • "Latency of the crisis: globalization, subjective and resistance" (with Jeremiah Morelock). Poznan: Praktyka Teoretyczna, 2021. (under contract)
  • "O problema do populismo: teoria, política e mobilização" (with Jeremiah Morelock). São Paulo: Unesp, Paco, 2019. [Link]
  • "A educação da sociedade imperial: moral, religião e forma social na modernidade oitocentista". Curitiba: Appris, 2017. [Coleção Leituras de Brasil - ed. Marcia Naxara, Unesp] [Link]
  • "Educação em perspectiva histórica" (with Marcus Vinicius Cunha and Tatiane Silva). Franca: História e Cultura (Unesp), 2015. [Link]
  • "O século e o império: tempo, história e religião no Segundo Reinado". Curitiba: Appris, Prismas, 2014. [Coleção Ciências Sociais - ed. Fabiano Santos, UERJ] [Link]

 

Newspapers, magazines and interviews

  • "Pandemia e politiche pubbliche in Brasile". Scienza e Pace, Università di Pisa, 24 abr. 2020. [Link]
  • "Ruptura y provocación". La Razón, Madri, 2 jan. 2020 [Link]
  • "Un año de rupturas dentro y fuera de Brasil". La Razón, Madri, 1 jan. 2020. [Link]
  • Mídias, democracia e direitos humanos (Ciclo de conferências sobre o futuro do Brasil). Instituto de Estudos Avançados da USP, 19 mar. 2019. [Link]
  • "Un Brasil más polarizado". La Razón, Madri, 9 nov. 2019. [Link]
  • "El gobierno en apuros". La Razón, Madri, 12 jun. 2019. [Link]
  • "Los fuegos en el Amazonas son una constante, pero el gobierno agrava la crisis al cuestionar los datos oficiales". La Razón, Madri, 27 ago. 2019. [Link]
  • "Crisis agravada". La Razón, México DF, 27 ago. 2019. [Link]
  • "Ilusões perdidas". Nexo, São Paulo, 30 out. 2018. (with Jeremiah Morelock) [Link]
  • "Democracia frágil". La Razón, Madri, 31 out. 2018. [Link]
  • "Ruínas e ideologia". Jornal da USP, São Paulo, 8 jan. 2019. (with Jeremiah Morelock) [Link]
  • "Dialética do populismo". Jornal da USP, São Paulo, 13 jul. 2018. (with Jeremiah Morelock) [Link]
  • "Hacia la ultraderecha". La Razón, México DF, 9 out. 2018. [Link]
  • "El populista de derecha logra victoria, pero no impide segunda vuelta". La Razón, Mexico DF, 8 out. 2018. [Link]
  • "El conflicto social e ideológico ya ha penetrado en la sociedad". La Razón, Madri, 7 out. 2018. [Link]
  • "¿Trumpismo» brasileño?". La Razón, Madri, 23 set. 2018. [Link]
  • "Agonia e cultura moderna". Jornal da USP, São Paulo, 9 fev. 2018. [Link]
  • "As piras de outono". Jornal da USP, São Paulo, 28 maio 2018. [Link]
  • "Crisis de confianza". La Razón, 13 abr. 2017. [Link]
  • "Marx e os 150 anos de O capital". Podcast Unesp, São Paulo, 20 fev. 2017. [Link]
  • "No centenário da Revolução Russa". Podcast Unesp, São Paulo, 15 fev. 2017. [Link]
  • "A farewell to praxis?". Critical Theory Research Network, Boston, 6 fev. 2017. [Link]
  • "The quest for modernity in Latin American critical theory". Critical Theory Research Network, Boston, 18 nov. 2016. [Link]
  • "Grave crisis institucional". La Razón, Madri, 10 maio 2016. [Link]

 

Coordination of interviews and translations

  • "Para uma cosmopolítica dos comuns: entrevista com Christian Laval". Cadernos CIMEAC (UFTM), v. 9, n. 2, 2019. DOI 10.18554/cimeac.v9i2.3774 (com Natalia-Rozalia Avlona) [Link]
  • "Viajando com o conceito de transferências culturais: entrevista com Michel Espagne". Cadernos CIMEAC (UFTM), v. 8. n. 2, 2018. DOI 10.18554/cimeac.v8i2.3263 (org. Alexandre Fontaine) [Link]
  • "Towards a university as an institution of the common: an interview with Krystian Szadkowski". Cadernos CIMEAC (UFTM), v. 5, n. 1, 2015. DOI 10.18554/cimeac.v5i1.1471 [Link]
  • "Éducation, liberation de soi: entretien avec Michel Onfray". Cadernos CIMEAC (UFTM), v. 2, n. 1, 2012. DOI 10.18554/cimeac.v2i1.1436 [Link]
  • "La globalización capitalista y el lugar epistémico de la educación popular en América Latina: entrevista con Marco Raul Mejía". Cadernos CIMEAC (UFTM), v. 7, n. 2, 2017. DOI 10.18554/cimeac.v7i2.2488 [Link]

 

Research projects

  • [Link] "Phenomenology of the lifeworld of contemporary society" (dir. Reinaldo Furlan). São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and University of São Paulo (USP), 2019-2021. Keywords: phenomenology, the common, capitalism, contemporary society. Major field of study: Philosophy / Social Theory
  • "The experience of acceleration: landscape, infrastructure and the imaginary of modernity in Brazil (1870-1910)". Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), 2019-2020. Keywords: modernity, capitalism, aesthetics, social theory. Major field of study: Social Sciences / Sociology.
  • "Globalization: critique, crisis and the common". São Paulo State University (Unesp), 2018-. Keywords: globalization, crisis, liberal democracy, authoritarianism, contemporary history. Major field of study: Social Sciences / Social Theory
  • "Capitalist modernity, socialization and cultural transfers in the modern world-system (19th century)". University of São Paulo (USP), 2017-2019. Keywords: modernity, modernization, cultural transfers, history of education, contemporary history. Major field of study: Social Sciences / History
  • "Morals, education and religion in 19th-century Brazil". Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personel (CAPES) and São Paulo State University (Unesp), 2013-2016. Keywords: modernity, cultural transfers, history of education, contemporary history. Major field of study: Social Sciences / History
  • [Link] "Time and history in the Brazilian Empire (19th century)". São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and São Paulo State University (Unesp), 2010-2012. Keywords: historiography, religion, modernity, history of education. Major field of study: History
  • [Link] "Colonial education and Jesuits in 16th-century Portuguese America". São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and São Paulo State University (Unesp), 2008-2009. Keywords: modern history, colonialism, religion, morals. Major field of study: History

 

Research groups

  • 2014 - present | Historiar: Identity Narratives, Concepts, Language (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of Brazil, CNPq)
  • 2017 - present | Laboratory for the Study of Education of USP (Brazil)
  • 2014 - present | Public Policy and Social Development (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of Brazil, CNPq)
  • 2007 - 2013 | Public Policy and Democratization of Education in Brazil (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of Brazil, CNPq)