Marcondes is a Postdoctoral Fellow (PNPD/CAPES) in the Postgraduate Program in Sociology at the Universidade Estadual do Ceará (PPGS/UECE). Doctor and Master by the Postgraduate Program in Sociology and Anthropology at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (PPGSA/UFRJ). His research interests bring into dialogue the sociology of art, the sociology of culture and the theories of ethnic-racial relations, thus, he has been researching the processes of legitimation in the field of art. His current research seeks to understand how raciality operates in the field of Brazilian art in terms of legitimizing black artists.