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Mariana Assis

Human Rights Lawyer, Coletivo Margarida Alves

Brazil · Class of 2021

Mariana Assis is an interdisciplinary human rights lawyer and feminist social scientist affiliated with the Margarida Alves Collective in Brazil. She is interested in the ways in which rights discourse and legal strategies shape and impact social and gender justice struggles. Mariana’s current project examines how feminist activism on self-managed abortion, using human rights language and direct action, transforms the ways we conceive of and build systems of care. Mariana has an LLB from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, an MPhil and a PhD in Politics from the New School for Social Research.