Centre for Youth Substance Abuse, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia
Maziyar Ghiabi is a Lecturer at the University of Oxford and Titular Fellow at Wadham College. Prior to this position, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Paris School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS) and a member of the Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire des Enjeux Sociaux (IRIS). Maziyar obtained his Doctorate in Politics at the University of Oxford (St Antony’s College) where he was a Wellcome Trust Scholar in Society and Ethics (2013–2017). He edited the Special Issue on ‘Drugs, Politics and Society in the Global South’ published by Third World Quarterly. His first monograph book is under contract by Cambridge University Press.
Gabriel Feltran is an urban ethnographer. Professor of Urban Sociology in the Department of Sociology (Federal University of São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil) since 2008. PhD in Social Sciences (State University of Campinas, doctoral séjour at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, EHESS Paris, 2008). For more than two decades, Prof. Feltran has researched the favelas of São Paulo, Brazil. His research themes are related to urban conflict: crime, violence, criminal groups such as the PCC, illicit markets and its political regulations, urban politics and public security. Invited Scholar at CIESAS (Mexico, 2015), Sciences Po (France, 2013) and Humboldt University (Germany, 2017), he currently coordinates three collective Research Projects: i) The Regulation of (il)legal Car Markets in São Paulo, studying the journeys of stolen cars and their legal-illegal forms of regulation (by the state and by criminal groups); ii) The city's margins, focusing the dynamics of homicide rates in Brazil and Latin America; iii) Marginal music and sociology, arguing that a powerful Sociology could be extracted from Brazilian urban peripheries's music.