Maria Cláudia is an Associate Professor at the University of Brasilia, where she develops research projects in ​​Psychology of Human Development in the course of life, with an emphasis on social development in the urban context, of schools and institutions of the rights guarantee system such as socio-educational care units. She currently coordinates the Laboratory of Cultural Psychology [LABMIS] and the Dialogical Psychology WG [ANPEPP].

Between 2015 and 2016, she carried out a post-doctoral project at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and University of Aalborg, Denmark. In 2009, she completed a Postdoctoral Internship in Psychology at the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, and before that, in Human Development at Clark University, USA (2005).

She edited the books “Psychology of human development processes: culture and education” (2016) and “Diversity and culture of peace at school: contributions from a sociocultural perspective” (2012). She is co-author of several works, such as “The science of human development: challenges for psychology and education” (2014) and “Teaching in Socioeducation” (2014).