Ezra studies Latin American politics and society and is currently researching issues related to agriculture, land reform, and state development. He is an aspiring Brazilianist, but is also interested in comparative studies in the region. Ezra completed his MA in Sociology at the Catholic Pontifical University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Prior to this, he attended Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut where he majored in International Studies and studied Spanish Language and Human Rights. Ezra has eclectic interests including social dance, music, juggling, linguistics, cooking, gardening, and philosophy.