Natália Guimarães Duarte Sátyro is a professor and a researcher at the Post-Graduate Program of Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She graduated in Social Sciences at UFMG and obtained her master degree and Ph. D in Politlcal Science, at IUPERJ, Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro. She is the coordinator of the Research Group for Public Policy on ALACIP (Latin American Association of Political Science) and co-convenor on Research Committee "Welfare State and Developing Societies" (RC39) at IPSA. Her main research area is in public policies and welfare state with special focus on Brazil and Latin America countries. This includes more specialized studies of conditional cash transfer in Brazil (Family Grant) as well as comparative studies on social welfare and social policies of the countries and Brazilian subnational levels of government.