M.A. Mario Schenk

Freie Universität Berlin

Department of Political and Social Science

Institute for Latin American Studies

Predoctoral Researcher

Case study on conflicts over land in Brazil

Academic career

  • 2016-present: Predoctoral Researcher in the Junior Research Group GLOCON: “Global change – local conflicts? Land conflicts in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa in the context of interdependent transformation processes”
  • 2012 – 2013: Project assistent in the EU-funded Network project MISEAL (Medidas para la inclusión social y equidad en instituciones de educación superior en América Latina); Measures for social inclusion and diversity at Latin American Universities
  • 2005-2012: Studies in Latin American studies and Modern History at the Freie Universität Berlin, and Gender Studies at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin                                                                                                                           Subject of thesis: „Precariousness and change of masculinities in the „Literatura Marginal“ in São Paulo“
  • 2009 – 2010: One year internship at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil

 

Scholarships

  • 2007 - 2011: Study Scholarship from Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation

Research Interests

  • Political ecology and agrarian studies
  • Conflicts over land and resources
  • Land grabbing and extensive land use change
  • Gender relations
  • Regional focus: Latin America, Brazil, countries of Southern Cone

Publications

  • 2012-2015: Regular news articles at the news portals BrasilNews.de and amerika21.de with focus Brazil, in particular about land conflicts, human rights violation, domestic politics
  • 2009: „Wandel von Männlichkeitskonstruktionen in den Centros de Rehabilitación an der Nordgrenze Mexikos“, in: Bandau et al.: „PASANDO FRONTERAS. Transnationale und transkulturelle Prozesse im Grenzraum Mexiko-USA“, Tranvia-Verlag: Berlin 2009.
  • 2005: „Tijuana – Begrenzung und Entgrenzung im Norden Mexikos“, Grotues, Schnabel, Schenk (Hrsg.), Reader des FDCL: Berlin 2005.
  • 2005: „Adelita & Adelito – Die Mexikanische Grenzstadt Tijuana“, in: Der FREITAG, Ausgabe 12, 25.03.2005.
  • 2004: „Eine Stadt im Dreck. Zivildienst in Tijuana“, Mitarbeit am Radio-Feature von Roman Grafe, SWR2/SR, 20.12. 2004.
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