Historian and author known for his blog "Marco Antonio Villa's Blog" where he comments on Brazilian controversies. He has published several books on past and current events.
He graduated from the University of São Paulo in 1989 with a master's degree in sociology, and in 1993 with a doctorate in social history.
He is a frequent contributor to the TV program Jornal da Cultura.
His parents are Giovanni Villa and Birma Asêncio.
Alvaro Dias is also a Brazilian historian.