Leonardo Barbosa e Silva


Graduated in Economic Sciences from the Federal University of Uberlândia (1999), Master's and Ph.D. in Sociology from Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (2003 and 2008). He was UFU's Dean of Student Assistance, national secretary, and national coordinator of the Forum of Dean of Student Assistance (FONAPRACE / ANDIFES). He participated in the coordination of the IV and V National Survey of Socioeconomic and Cultural Profile of Graduates of IFES (ANDIFES). He is currently a professor at the Federal University of Uberlândia, linked to the Institute of Social Sciences, which he directed from March to November 2020. At the same institute, he coordinates the Political System and Public Policies Nucleus (NUPP) and the Public Policies Observatory Research Group (OPP). He works in the Postgraduate Programs in Social Sciences at the Federal University of Uberlândia and in Nutrition Science at the Federal University of Viçosa. Today he coordinates research on dropout, retention, and student profile at federal institutions of higher education. He has experience in Sociology and Political Science, with an emphasis on Brazilian State and Public Policy, working on the following topics: administrative reform, State reform, neoliberalism, dropout and retention in Higher Education, profile of graduates from federal universities and student assistance.