A South-South Dialogue: A Sociological Reflection on Relations between New Zealand and Brazil


  • Tom Dwyer





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Author Biography

Tom Dwyer

Tom Dwyer teaches Sociology at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), São Paulo, Brazil where he has been on staff since 1984. He completed a doctorate at the L’École de Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Canterbury (NZ) and Cornell University (USA). He has been a visiting scholar in universities in Europe, the Americas and Oceania. He was president of the Brazilian Sociological Society for two mandates (2005–2009) and has published a total of 7 authored and edited books (mainly in Portuguese), including Life and Death at Work – Industrial Accidents as a Form of Socially Produced Error (Plenum, New York and London). His most recent empirical research has been into IT use by adolescents. In the 1980s he published various non-academic articles about New Zealand-Brazil relations, and has been a keen observer of the development of this relationship over the last quarter of a century.