Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty


Diogo L. Pinheiro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Office: SSB 109

Tel: 912-358-3269


Ph.D., Sociology, Emory University

M.A., Sociology, Emory University

B.A., Economics, UFMG


Dr. Pinheiro received his BA in Economics from UFMG in Brazil, and his MA and PhD in Sociology from Emory University. Prior to becoming an assistant professor of sociology at Savannah State University, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he worked on the NETWISE project. The NETWISE project focused on issues related to diversity and underrepresentation in academia. He has taught at Emory University and at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Pinheiro has published in the European Journal of International Relations, Poetics, Work and Occupations, Technological Forecasting and Social Change and Scientometrics. He has taught classes on introduction to sociology, the sociology of culture, and economic sociology. He currently teaches Social Problems, Contemporary Social Theory, Social Statistics and Social Research Methods.

Research Interests

Dr. Pinheiro’s research interests focus on the role that institutions and social networks play in shaping labor markets and economic policy. Part of his research focuses on the impact of social networks on the careers of academics and jazz musicians. Additionally, he is researching the impact of international institutions on the diffusion of economic policies.