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Diogo Pinheiro, Ph.D.

Diogo Pinheiro
Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: 678-717-2336

Office: Strickland 203, Gainesville
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Areas of Expertise: Sociology of Science, Globalization, Economic Sociology, Sociology of Culture


Dr. Pinheiro is an assistant professor of sociology at the UNG Gainesville Campus. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Emory University, and was a Post Doctoral fellow at Georgia Tech. Dr. Pinheiro's teaching and research focuses on economic and cultural factors that influence inequality, especially with regards to education and scientific careers.

Courses Taught

  • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems
  • SOCI 2000 Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
  • SOCI 3020 Sociological Research Methods
  • SOCI 3300 Globalization and Society
  • SOCI 4000 Special Topics: Latinos/as in the United States


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Emory University, 2010
  • M.A., Sociology, Emory University, 2006
  • B.S., Economics, UFMG - Brazil, 2001

Research/Special Interests

Dr. Pinheiro's research focuses on the role of institutions, social networks and culture on market processes. Currently, his main focus is on the careers of academic scholars and how different factors may explain the under-representation of certain groups among faculty.


Journal Articles:

Pinheiro, D.L, Sunni Newton and Julia Melkers. 2017. “Take me where I want to go? Prestige, sponsorship, and institutional type matching in the academic labor market” PLoS One.

Pinheiro, D.L., Chwieroth, J, and A. Hicks. 2015. “Do INGOs inhibit globalization? The case of capital account liberalization in developing countries” European Journal of International Relations 21 (1), 146-170.

Pinheiro, D. L., Melkers, Julia and Jan Youtie. 2014 “Learning to Play the Game: Student publishing as an indicator of future scholarly success” Technological Forecasting and Social Change 81: 56-66. [winner, best Early Career paper, Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, 2011]

Dowd, T. and D.L. Pinheiro. 2013. “The Space Between the Notes: The Connections and Capitals of Jazz Musicians in Three Metropolitan Areas” Work and Occupations. 40 (4), 431-464

Wang, J., Berzins, K., Hicks, D., Melkers, J, Xiao, F. and D. L. Pinheiro.2012 "A Boosted-Trees Method for Name Disambiguation" Scientometrics. 93 (2), 391-411

Pinheiro. D. L, and T. J.Dowd. 2009. “All that jazz: The success of jazz musicians in three metropolitan areas.” Poetics 37:490-506.

Articles published in full in conference proceedings:

Pinheiro, D. L. and Julia Melkers. 2011. “The Need to Look Elsewhere: The Push and Pull of Underrepresented Minority Faculty Professional Networks” Proceedings of the IEEE.

Pinheiro, D.L. and Robert Stephens. 2008. “Predictors of Perceived Control Over Treatment Decisions and its Influence on Subsequent Service For Youth in Systems of Care” 21st Annual Conference on “System of Care Research in Children’s Mental Health.” University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl. February 24-27.

Pinheiro, D. L., C. Viegas de Andrade, L. M. Barbosa, D A Raposo and P. M. Ribeiro. 2000. “Mas na hora o negócio estava quente: um estudo piloto sobre o comportamento sexual dos adolescentes em uma escola particular de Belo Horizonte” Anais do XII Encontro Nacional de Estudos Populacionais. Caxambu, Brazil.

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