Sergio Rocha Franco

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Sérgio Franco holds a Bachelor in Social Sciences from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil (2004). In 2007 he obteined in the the same university (UFMG/Brazil) a Master in Political Science with a thesis on political theory that examined political and economic dilemmas involved in theprocess ofinstauration of a participatory city planning in the Brazilian metropolis of Belo Horizonte. Sérgio Franco also holds a Master in Sociology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Autonomous University of Barcelona/UAB/Catalonia) with a dissertation on the relationships between work, migration and health conditions in contemporary Spain. Currently he is a PhD student in Sociology at the Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona University/UB/Catalonia) with a research project that aims to study the spatial dimension of modernity through a historical-comparative analysis of the modern urban-spatial configurations in Brazil and South Africa.
Sérgio Franco has research interests in the area of sociological theory, critical theory, urban sociology and postcolonial studies. His focus is on urban modernity, postcolonial spatialities and landscapes, social production of space in global South contexts, as in Brazil and in
South Africa, and their relevance to social theory in general and specifically to the process of theorization about contemporary modernity.
Contribution to TRAMOD Project The current PhD research of Sérgio Franco intends to improve the understanding of contemporary modernity by approaching it in a comparative way and by developing a novel theoretical perspective that articulates modernity, space and postcolonialism. His main contribution to the TRAMOD Project is his PhD thesis.