Tamajara Janaina Luiz da Silva, International Resident Researcher

Tamajara Janaina Luiz da Silva is an international resident researcher at the Kettering Foundation. Her research interests include the impact of the deliberative process on immigrants and refugees in the south of Brazil.

Before joining the foundation, Luiz da Silva worked at “Pastoral of the Migrants” in Florianópolis, Brazil, providing immigrants and refugees with legal, social, economic, and cultural support. Her professional experiences include consulting for international organizations and working as a doctoral researcher at CONICET (National Council for Scientific Research and Technical) in Argentina.

Luiz da Silva has experience in issues related to migratory and traditional communities, including conducting diagnoses, projects, and research and implementing procedurals, as well as expertise in advocacy for policies and projects based on the mediation with the stakeholders and the training of civil society and public agents on migration issues.  

Luiz da Silva is a graduate in social sciences from the Regional University of Blumenau (Brazil) and holds a master’s in social anthropology from the National University of San Martín (Argentina) and an international diploma in human rights and public policies for the protection of refugees and migration at the Henry Dunant Foundation (Chile). She is currently finishing a doctorate in social anthropology from the National University of Misiones (Argentina).