Former Intern (Research)
Marianna Fernandes joined UNRISD in April 2018 as Research Intern to assist projects related to Social and Solidarity Economy, in the Social Dimensions of Sustainable Development Programme. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree on Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. For her research, Marianna examines solidarity economy, gender, complementary currencies and alternative finance. Her Master’s thesis analyses the impacts of neo-extractivism on women’s lives and their communities.
Before joining UNRISD, Marianna worked at the Brazilian NGO Instituto Brasileiro de Análises Sociais e Econômicas (IBASE) for three years. As Research Assistant there, she worked on issues related to extractive industries and environmental disasters. She was also responsible for a one-year project on women affected by mining in Brazil, which resulted in a publication and a short-documentary about the topic.
Her primary research interests are extractive industries, feminist economy, solidarity economy and alternatives to unsustainable development models.