Richard Miskolci is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at UNIFESP (Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil), the leader of Quereres – Research Group on Differences, Human Rights and Health and a founding member of the Thematic Group on LGBTI+ Health in the Brazilian Association on Collective Health (ABRASCO).

PhD in Sociology by the University of São Paulo (USP), 2001, he also developed senior researches in the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan (2008) and in the Department of Feminist Studies at the University of California (2013). Miskolci also was a visiting professor in the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina) offering short courses on Sociology of Differences, in 2011 and 2014.

Miskolci is the author of “Desejos Digitais: uma análise sociológica da busca por parceiros on-line” (2017), “O Desejo da Nação: masculinidade e branquitude no Brasil de fins do XIX” (2012), “Teoria Queer: um aprendizado pelas diferenças” (2012), and “Thomas Mann, o artista mestiço” (2003). He co-edited “Diferenças na Educação: outros aprendizados” (2014) and “Discursos fora da ordem: sexualidades, saberes e direitos” (2012).

Miskolci published dossiers in Brazilian journals and co-edited the dossier Dissent Sexualities (2007, the first Brazilian compilation of queer studies). In 2008, Dissent Sexualities received the prize Cidadania em Respeito à Diversidade.

Between 2008 and 2014, Miskolci coordinated three editions of UFSCar’s course Gender and Diversity at School (GDS). It was an online based course for more than 3,000 Brazilian teachers dealing with differences, gender, sexuality and racial-ethnic issues.

Nowadays, Miskolci researches the social and subjective impacts of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on male homosexual users. Read the abstract of his main research project between 2020-2023

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