She is a historian and Full Professor at the University of São Paulo. She coordinates LEER - Study Laboratory on Ethnicity, Racism and Discrimination in the History Department, FFLCH-USP. She is the author of: Cidadão do Mundo. O Brasil diante do Holocausto e dos Judeus Refugiados do Nazifascismo [“Citizen of the World. Brazil faced with the Holocaust and the Jewish refugees from Nazi-fascism”]; Preconceito Racial em Portugal e Brasil Colônia [“Racial prejudices in Portugal and colonial Brazil”]; Judeus e Judaísmo na Obra de Lasar Segall [“Jews and Judaism in the Work of Lasar Segall”], co-written with Celso Lafer; O Negro na Iconografia Brasileira do Século XIX [“Blacks in 19th century Brazilian Iconography”], co-written with Boris Kossoy; O Veneno da Serpente: Reflexões sobre o Anti-semitismo no Brasil [“The Serpent’s venom: Reflections on Anti-Semitism in Brazil”]; Imprensa Confiscada pelo Deops/SP [“The Press seized by Deops/SP”], co-written with Boris Kossoy; O Anti-semitismo na Era Vargas [“Anti-Semitism in the Vargas Era”]; Livros Proibidos, Idéias Malditas [“Forbidden books and cursed ideas”]; Holocausto, Crime contra a Humanidade [“The Holocaust, Crime against Humanity”]; Brasil, Um Refúgio nos Trópicos [“Brazil, a refuge in the Tropics”].