Karina Biondi


Karina holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) and a master’s and doctoral degree in social anthropology from the Federal University of Sao Carlos (UFSCar), where she is currently a postdoctoral fellow and researches the interconnection between prison policies and prisoners’ actions. Her research interests include everyday life in prisons, organized crime, prison’s gang, prison ethnography and prisoners’ thoughts, theories and reflections. She is also a researcher at NEIP – Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies, Hybris – Study Group on Power Relations, Conflicts, and Socialities, and its subgroup LEAP – Laboratory of Studies on Prison Agencies. She wrote “Junto e Misturado: uma etnografia do PCC,” which was published in English by the University of North Carolina Press under the title “Sharing This Walk: An Ethnography of Prison Life and the PCC in Brazil.”

Website: https://ufscar.academia.edu/KarinaBiondi


Biondi, K. (2018). Junto e misturado: uma etnografia do PCC. Editora Terceiro Nome.

Biondi, K. (2016). Sharing this walk: An ethnography of prison life and the PCC in Brazil. UNC Press Books.