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
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