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Max Weber Fellow 2020-2021

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-565 (ext: 2565)
Office: VPAD 07

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Political and Social Sciences

Mentor: Juho Härkönen and Fabrizio Bernardi


Weverthon Machado is a sociologist interested in all the ways families are connected to inequality. His research agenda and experience lie broadly in the field of social stratification and particularly in its intersection with family demography. The main focus of his work has been on patterns, trends and consequences of assortative mating in Brazil.

He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Institute of Social and Political Studies of the Rio de Janeiro State University. During his doctoral studies, he was visiting graduate researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, under a Fulbright scholarship. Before coming to the EUI, he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Applied Economic Research and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Brazil.

As a Max Weber Fellow, Weverthon will extend his previous work on assortative mating, as well as broaden his research agenda. His current projects include questions about local marriage markets and the contextual determinants of partner choice; the association between assortative mating and the household division of labor; gender inequalities in educational attainment; and school and work transitions of young people. 

Expertise for Teaching and Mentoring of Ph.D. Researchers

He has teaching experience in social stratification and quantitative research methods, on both undergraduate and graduate levels.

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