PhD Candidate in International Development
London School of Economics and Political Science
I am a doctoral candidate of Professor Jude Howell and Professor Kathryn Hochstetler at the International Development department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. My research interest is in issues of environmental aid and development cooperation focused on reducing deforestation.
My dissertation examines the environmental cooperation between Brazil and European donors. Analyzing the evolution of rainforest aid from the Pilot Program to Conserve the Brazilian Rain Forest (PPG7) to the Amazon Fund, the dissertation analyzes the institutional effects of changing North-South relations, as well as donor preferences and frameworks, from conservation of biodiversity towards carbon emissions reductions.
I hold an M.A. in Sociology from the New School for Social Research, where I worked on concepts of transnational public spheres and social movements of the 21th century. I also hold an M.A. from the Technical University Dresden, where I wrote a thesis on the effects of Results Based Management standards of the Aid Effectiveness Agenda in public multilateral and bilateral development organizations.
Before starting my dissertation at LSE, I worked for four years in political education and advocacy at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - New York Office, managing programs at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the UN Commission on the Status of Women amongst others, and in partnership with universities, international civil society activists, and organizations.