Moisés Kopper earned his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He is currently a Marie Curie IF@ULB Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains, Université libre de Bruxelles. Previously, Kopper held postdoctoral appointments at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Germany) and the Center for Metropolitan Studies (São Paulo). He also served as a visiting Lecturer in the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Cologne. His forthcoming book, Architectures of Hope, is a long-term ethnography of “Minha Casa Minha Vida” and examines how Brazil's once-rising-poor navigated political participation and low-income consumerism to achieve infrastructural citizenship. His current project tracks the technopolitical history of Brazil’s “new middle class” and the ways in which information is strategically deployed to construe images of national futurity. Kopper's interests include Class, Material Hope, and Social Mobility; Political and Economic Anthropology; Economic Expertise, and Informational Governance.