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Martyna Berenika Linartas

Former Intern (Research)

Martyna Berenika Linartas joined UNRISD in September 2018 as Research Intern to assist with the Social Policy and Development programme, in particular with the project Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization. She assists Katja Hujo in research, editing, project management, and communication. She is currently enrolled as a doctoral student working on her thesis in which she links the topics of inequality, elites and tax structure, focusing on the cases of Mexico and Brazil.

She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin (Germany), where she worked as a research assistant for the chair of International Political Economy. During her studies, she has pursued an Erasmus exchange with Universidad de Complutense de Madrid (Spain) and a Promos exchange with Universidad de Costa Rica.
Before joining UNRISD and during her Master’s programme, she completed a traineeship in the Press Office of the German Federal Headquarter of the Green Party during the federal elections, and worked there subsequently as a press officer.

Her main interests include inequality, elites, social development, and migration and refugee policy. Her master's thesis on Inequality in the Twenty-First Century reviews the most recent and important contributions to economic inequality and will be published soon at trAndes Working Paper Series, an interdisciplinary, international, and multi-institutional research network on interdependent inequalities in Latin America.