Renata is a doctoral student researching immigrant integration in the United States. More specifically, her research examines the effects of transnational and multicultural experiences on immigrant integration outcomes in South Florida. Her research interests include international migration studies, transnationalism, and feminisms.
Prior to joining FIU, Renata earned her Master’s degree from the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies of Florida Atlantic University. Her thesis, “Tracing Feminisms in Brazil: Locating Gender, Race, and Global Power Relations in Revista Estudos Feministas Publications” examined articles published in Brazil to analyze how Brazilian feminisms both challenge and emulate the social, economic, and geopolitical orders that divide the world into Global North and South.
An immigrant who was born and raised in Brazil and has been in the United States for nearly 2 decades, Renata’s work is shaped by a commitment to equitable participation and inclusion. She is proud to be a mother and an academic-activist, who has served on various committees and boards of organizations that promote gender justice, civic engagement, and immigrant rights in the U.S.