Prof. Murilo Fahel has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1984), a Master's degree in Public Health from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (1997), Mexico City, Mexico and a Ph.D. degree in Human Sciences: Sociology and Politics by the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2008), Belo Horizonte, Brazil. During his Ph.D., he studied subjects in the Doctorate in Social Sciences & Health at the University of Barcelona (1998) and was a doctoral fellow of Vilmar Faria Program by the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA (2004) where he worked with Public Policy evaluation. In 2012, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oxford. During this time, he was an associate researcher at the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative - OPHI where he developed research related to the multidimensional poverty approach. He is currently a professor and researcher at the School of Government at João Pinheiro Foundation, Belo Horizonte, Brazil and a holder professor at of the State University of Montes Claros – Unimontes, Montes Claros, Brazil. His current researches investigate the social stratification and its main impacts in the societies: social inequalities and poverty. His academic interests include social policies with focus in multidimensional poverty and health public policy. He has expertise in the management, monitoring and evaluation of Public Policies in the social area with application of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. He organized the books Management and Evaluation of Social Policies in Brazil and Educational Inequalities and Poverty, and recently published a series of articles on multidimensional poverty on the state of Minas Gerais and Brazil.
At Stanford, he will be teaching “SOC 124VP: Social Inequalities and Poverty in Latin America with focus on Brazil” in Spring 2019. The main idea of this proposal is to promote an academic debate and knowledge exchange in the field of social inequalities and poverty in Latin America, analyzing its impact on the scope of politics, the design of social policies and the interests of society.