NORRAG Network Regional Coordinator: Latin America and the Caribbean

Marina Avelar, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Her research is focused on the growing engagement of new actors in education and new forms of governance, which she explores in intersection with the digitalization of education and globalization. She completed her PhD at the University College London – Institute of Education, with a research visiting period at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain. She has published journal papers and book chapters and is the author of the book “Disrupting education policy: how new philanthropy works to change education” (2020). As a research consultant, she has worked on topics related to human rights and the right to education with international organisations such as the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Privatisation in Education and Human Rights Consortium (PEHRC), and the Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education.