Thomaz Barbosa

Thomaz Barbosa



Government Accountability

Democratic Governance

Transparency and Open Government Data

Brief Bio

Thomaz Barbosa is a Ph.D. Candidate in Government and Public Administration, and an associate consultant involved with independent projects concerning public accountability, digital democracy, and government transparency.

Over the last year he has taught Public Policies, Electronic Government and Digital Inclusion at the technical course on Public Services of ETEC-CEPAM, as well as Internet Governance at the Postgraduate Course on Social Media at SENAC-SP. 

He has previously worked for the Municipality of São Paulo, as Coordinator of the Integrity Promotion Department at the Office of the General Comptroller, serving at the sector related to public transparency and open government data. Furthermore, he has worked in the Digital Democracy Project at the Center for Studies in Public Administration and Government of the Fundação Getulio Vargas (CEAPG-FGV).

His focus at the CTG is to finish writing his thesis about the process of opening government data in the Municipality of São Paulo, considering two approaches, especially: (a) perceiving the opening of government data as a process, to which there are deviations and translations according to both the sociotechnical networks and the human and non-human elements involved (based on Bruno Latour's Actor-Network Theory); (b) bringing an intragovernmental view, as one seeks to discern how each governing entity presents different results in spite of being under the same institutional framework and subject to the same governance.


MSc - Government and Public Administration, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP), Brazil

BA - Social Sciences, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil.

BA - Tourism, Centro Universitário Newton Paiva, Brazil