Janaina Maldonado Guerrada Cunha

Doctoral Researcher

Janaina Maldonado Guerrada Cunha

  • Short CV

    • Since 01/2021: Doctoral Researcher at the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies and PhD Candidate at the Universität Hamburg in the LFF Programme “Democratising security in turbulent times”

    • 2018 - 2020: Master's student with a thesis developed at the Graduate Program at the University of São Carlos and at the Danish Institute for International Studies

    • 2015 - 2019: Junior Researcher in two projects: “In the Margins of the City” and “The regulation of (i) legal markets in São Paulo: mechanisms of reproduction of inequality and violence” both supervised by Prof. Gabriel de Santis Feltran

    • 2016 - 2018: Coordination assistant at the Center of Human Rights São Carlos at the project "Tackling Violence in Latin America" with British Council, CEBRAP and others Centers of Human Rights

    • Education: M.A. in Urban Sociology/Anthropology (sandwich scholarship), Danish Institute for International Studies; M.A. Urban Sociology, Federal University of São Carlos; B.A. Social Sciences, Federal University of São Carlos

    Current Research

    • Justice, security and community-building

    Research Programmes


    • “We for Us”: Relations between Justice, Security and Community-Building in São Paulo, Brazil

    Janaina Maldonado Guerrada Cunha

    Doctoral Researcher



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