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Marianna Fernandes

Marianna FERNANDES

Research Assistant
Spoken languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Areas of expertise
  • Natural resources, extractive economies, commodities
  • Climate, Energy and Innovation
  • Digital economy
  • Environmental and technological risk
  • Gender
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Latin America

Marianna is a Ph.D. researcher in Anthropology and Sociology at the Geneva Graduate Institute. She joined the Centre for International Environmental Studies as a research assistant for the ERC project Synthetic Lives.

Her Ph.D. research investigates the incorporation and use of 4.0 technologies in the mining industry. She is particularly interested in the socio-ecological and labor dynamics that underpin automation as well as the generation and use of digital data in the sector.

Marianna has been investigating mineral extraction since 2014. Before joining CIES, she worked for environmental NGOs and conducted research for civil society organizations on a variety of topics, including energy transition, digital economy, environmental disasters, and the intersection of these topics with gender issues.