I am a PhD candidate and TA at the Centre for Social Theory (CST), Department of Sociology at Ghent University, Belgium, currently working on a dissertation on the precarious formalisation of labour in sugar plantations in Alagoas, Northeast Brazil (1990s-2010s). My interests lie in the fields of labour studies, sociology of work, oral history and ethnography. As a member of ENCUENTRO, I have co-organised several debates on social movements, politics and labour in Brazil. Together with the Brazilian community in Belgium, I have worked to denounce authoritarian neoliberalism and its social and environmental consequences in Brazil. Drawing on the primacy of the ethical, I am committed to link environmental degradation and social deprivation in the Global South to economic structures and practices in the Global North, forcing at least some reflection on the asymmetries and interdependencies between populations, environments and places, especially through everyday engagement with people in conversations, lectures and debates.