Maggie Carter joined UNRISD in June 2017 as a Research Analyst. She assists Senior Research Coordinator Katja Hujo with the Social Policy and Development Programme.
Maggie obtained a master’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University in 2016, funded by the US Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship. Her master’s thesis, which builds on ethnographic research on community policing in Salvador, Brazil, explores contestation around the application of democracy and the practice of citizenship in urban popular spaces. Maggie also holds a bachelor’s degree from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study (2013).
Before joining UNRISD, Maggie worked with the North American Congress on Latin America, first as the Circulation and Outreach Coordinator, and more recently as an editor of the NACLA Report on the Americas. She has also held a variety of roles with non-profits working on a range of issues, from disability awareness, to indigenous rights, to immigrant and refugee education.
Maggie’s primary research interests include urban democracy, informality, citizenship, migration, gender and security.