Ph.D. candidate, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Leonardo Monteiro is a Ph.D. candidate at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in Brazil, where he also works as a researcher funded by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES). He works with a theoretical framework that connects the field of education with sociology and anthropology. His current research focuses on how freshmen/freshwomen college students interacted with digital devices to study and prepare for university outside their regular school hours. During his time at Santa Clara University as visiting scholar, he will analyze this phenomenon in the North American context, in order to compare it with the Brazilian reality. This investigation aims to understand and analyze the digital authority logic and the school authority logic embodied by students in Brazil and in the U.S. Monteiro has also worked with school indiscipline and discipline and its relations with a moral discourse about the future of the students.