Yuri Sousa holds a PhD in psychology (2017) from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE/Brazil), with a doctoral internship (2014-2015) at the Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale at Aix-Marseille Université (AMU/France). Currently, he serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Psychology of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA/Brazil) and a researcher in the Postgraduate Programme in Psychology (PPGPSI/UFBA).

He has a post-doctoral scholarship abroad as part of the international cooperation project “Scientific innovations, social representations and intercultural comparison Brazil/France: theoretical-methodological strategies for triangulation in psychosocial research” (MCTI/CNPq/UFPE). During his post-doctoral research internship, he will be undertaking the work plan “Development and Applications in Psychosocial Research of the Artificial Intelligence-based Text Analysis Interface (IATexto)”, with activities at the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS), within the scope of the project “MigraMediaActs — Migrations, media, and activisms in Portuguese: decolonising media landscapes and imagining alternative futures”.

He has experience in Social Psychology, with a special interest in the approach to social representations, the application of computational methods for textual data analysis and issues related to the use of psychoactive drugs.