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Productivity Resarcher, level 1B, CNPq, Brazil. Graduated in Geografia at the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Presidente Prudente (1974), master in Geography at the University of São Paulo (USP) (1983) and PhD in Geography by the USP (1990).
He is currently full professor at São Paulo State University (UNESP), where is cathedratic (since 2007). He teaches and is director of PhD and mastership in Geography (program level 7) at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Presidente Prudente since 1980. He was visiting professor at the University of Salamanca, Spain.
From 2006 to 2011, he coordinated the thematic project named “The industry map in the beginning ot the XXIth century: different paradigms for the territorial lecture of economic dynamics in the São Paulo State”, supported by FAPESP.
In this moment, he is main researcher in the thematic project named “Economic logics and contemporary social practices: middle cities and consumption”, also supported by FAPESP.
He is, since 2007, ReCiMe’s (Reserchears Network on Middle Cities) active member. As CNPq researcher, he coordinates the project “Economic logics and urban dynamics: middle cities and activities localization” (2015-2019).
He was editor of different reviews: Terra Livre, Caderno Prudentino de Geografia and Geografia em Atos.
He was coordinator, for two periods, of the Geography Post-Graduation Program, director and vice-director of the Department of Geography in the UNESP, Presidente Prudente campus; and responsible, as central committee member, for the PNLD (Didactic Books National Program, Geography area), from 2005 to 2013. Has experience in Geography, focusing on Urban and Economic Geography, acting on the following subjects: territory, industrialization, space production, economic dynamics and geographic thought.