With my PhD research, I aim to focus on multi-scale pathways to more-than-human care in Brazil (where I am originally from). I will look into different values of nature and more-than-human care as a possibility to allow non-humans to be more present in the discussions that inform environmental policy-making. The work will take an integrative approach to three case studies’ values of nature and more-than-human care through qualitative and arts-based research.
I am interested in developing research that has space for poetic, embodied, and transformative approaches.
My research is part of the Global Epistemologies and Ontologies (GEOS) research project (NWO Vidi).
My Bachelor's degree is in International Relations, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Brazil. Subsequently, I worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in Brazil, with the Montreal Protocol Monitoring and Implementing Unit. After, I decided to follow the academic path and moved to France, where I did a Master of Social Sciences specialized in Arctic Studies, at Université Paris-Saclay (2018-2019). My thesis work discussed Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) role in the preservation of Arctic Biodiversity, focusing on the IPBES, I investigated how much the Arctic region, biodiversity, and people were still underrepresented in the Assessments.
My second master critically looked at economic and sustainable development discourses. I followed the program on International Development Studies: Sustainability, Participation, and Innovation at the Institut d'Urbanisme et de Géographie Alpine (IUGA), Université Grenoble Alpes, France. During this Master's, I did an internship at International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and my final thesis poses the question of IUCN’s position inside (sustainable) development contradictions and the human-nature dichotomy.