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Tatianna Mello Pereira da Silva

Tatianna Mello Pereira da Silva
Name
Tatianna Mello Pereira da Silva
Title
Organisation
International Development School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
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Research Interests
Sustainable consumption and production, Global south, Brazil, Circular Economy, Waste pickers, Waste, Recycling networks, Materiality, Global Value Chains, space and spatiality
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/international_development/tatianna_mello_pereira_da_silva

PhD Title

FOLLOW THE BOTTLE: PET RECYCLING ECONOMY AND WASTE PICKER EMPOWERMENT IN BRAZIL

My thesis seeks to understand and problematise waste pickers’ underprivileged socioeconomic condition in Brazil from the perspective of their active participation in the recycling economy. It uses a Cultural Political Economy informed analytical toolkit that includes a political-economic, a semiotic, a material and a spatial dimension to examine how the recycling economy is configured in Brazil. Premised on the adverse incorporation of waste pickers into the economy, it further asks how and in what ways their participation may take place on unfavourable terms. 

Supervisors

Jamie Furniss (Social Anthropology) and Samantha Staddon (Human Geography)

Qualifications

2013/2014 - Master of Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

2011/2013 - Master of Laws, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

2006/2010 - Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Teaching

2018/2020 - Analysing Development (MSc, online distance learning), School of Social and Political Science

2018/2019 - Sustainable Development 1A (UG), School of Social and Political Science

2017/2020 - Politics and Theories of International Development (MSc, online distance learning), School of Social and Political Science

2017/2018 - Principles of Environmental Sustainability (MSc), School of Geosciences

Awards and Scholarships

2015/2018 - Perfect Storm Scholarship (PhD research), Leverhulme Trust, UK

2014/2015 - Green Talents Award, German Ministry for Education and Research

2013/2014 - Chevening Scholarship, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK

2013/2014 - Lemann Fellowship, Lemann Foundation, Brazil

2012/2013 - CAPES Scholarship, Brazil