Luciana de Souza Leao

Luciana de Souza Leao


Experimenting on the Poor: The Politics of Social Policy Evaluations


Luciana de Souza Leão is a PhD Candidate in Sociology and a Paul Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University. Luciana is a political and comparative-historical sociologist with broad interests in knowledge-making processes, social policies, inequality and the state.  Her work has been published in the American Economic Journal, Historical Social Research, the International Journal of Sociology, among others. For more information about her work, including links to her publications, please see here


  • MA Sociology, Columbia University, 2014
  • MA Sociology and Anthropology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 2010
  • BA Economics, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, 2006