Ana Alfinito Vieira awarded 2018 Otto Hahn Medal

May 08, 2018
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For her dissertation "Social Movements and Institutional Change: The Pro-Indigenous Struggle for Land Tenure and Citizenship in Brazil (1968-2016)," Ana Carolina Alfinito Vieira is to be awarded the Max Planck Society’s Otto Hahn Medal. Alfinito Vieira’s work engages with the issue of how collective mobilization contributes to processes of institutional change and development. It focuses on the confrontation between the pro-indigenous movement and the systems in Brazil governing land ownership and citizenship. The Otto Hahn Medal is awarded annually to young scientists from the Max Planck Society for outstanding scientific achievement in their doctoral thesis work. The award comes with a cash prize of €7500 and is intended to encourage young researchers to pursue careers in research or higher education. The medal is to be presented during the General Assembly of the Society in June. From 2012 to 2016, Ana Carolina Alfinito Vieira was a doctoral student at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE). She is currently a researcher at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP) in São Paulo.

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