Mecila

Timóteo Paixão Moura

Timóteo Paixão Moura is a graduate in Literature from the Faculty of Philosophy, Literature and Human Sciences of USP, specialising in Linguistics. In association with USP, Timóteo studies language acquisition and philosophy. He joined the Mecila team in 2022.

+55 11 55740399 | 118
timoteo.moura@fu-berlin.de
Centro de Difusão Internacional – USP
Av. Prof. Lúcio Martins Rodrigues, 310 – Butantã, São Paulo – SP, Brazil

Maria Clara Aguiar

Maria Clara Aguiar is graduating in International Relations at USP, and currently researches science diplomacy in the Global South at the São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Science Diplomacy and Innovation Diplomacy (InnSciD). She is a member of the Latin American Leadership Academy and an active member of the study group Estudos de Política em Pauta (EPEP USP).

+55 11 55740399 | 118
maria.aguiar@fu-berlin.de
Centro de Difusão Internacional – USP
Av. Prof. Lúcio Martins Rodrigues, 310 – Butantã, São Paulo – SP, Brazil

Marina Belisario

Marina Belisario is a graduate History student at USP, and a member of the Laboratório de Teoria e História da Imagem Cuir/Queer (LATHICQ-USP). She has assisted projects of the Tutorial Education Program of the Faculty of Philosophy, Languages, and Human Sciences(USP), linked to the teaching of Gender History and Sexuality. Currently, she is developing research on Brazilian Art History and feminine agency. She joined the Mecila team in 2022.

+55 11 55740399 | 118
mbelisario@zedat.fu-berlin.de
Rua Morgado de Mateus, 615
04015-051 São Paulo, Brazil

Roberta Hesse

Roberta Hesse, holds a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology from USP and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences also from USP, having carried out a research internship and an academic exchange year at UzK. She has also worked with project management at the Associação Anna Laura. Currently she is an associate researcher at the “Centro de Estudos Ameríndios (CEstA/USP)”. She has been part of Mecila’s team as fellow assistant since April 2022.

+55 11 55740399 | 118
roberta.hesse@fu-berlin.de
Rua Morgado de Mateus, 615
04015-051 São Paulo, Brazil

Marina Falcão Motoki

Marina, our project assistant, holds bachelor degrees in Chemistry and Social Sciences from the USP. She worked at Reporter Brazil’s educational program Escravo, nem pensar! (2010 – 2014) and was a project assistant at the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (2016-2020). Marina holds an international certification in Social Programs and Projects Management and has been part of Mecila’s team in São Paulo since 2021.

marina.falcao@fu-berlin.de
Centro de Difusão Internacional – USP
Av. Prof. Lúcio Martins Rodrigues, 310 – Butantã, São Paulo – SP, Brazil

Melanie Metzen

Our Events and Outreach Coordinator has a degree in Social Communication (2013) from the Universidade de São Paulo, and a postgraduate (lato sensu) degree in Business Administration (2018) from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas. She worked in the publishing market before turning to corporate communications in 2017 when she joined the communications team of the Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Brasil-Alemanha. She joined Mecila’s team in São Paulo in 2018.

+55 11 55740399 | 118
melanie.metzen@fu-berlin.de
Rua Morgado de Mateus, 615
04015-051 São Paulo, Brazil

Joaquim Toledo Jr.

Our Scientific Editor, responsible for the Working Papers Series and other publications, holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). He was chief editor of Novos Estudos Cebrap (2010-15), visiting researcher at the University of Chicago (2008), associate researcher at the Philosophy Department of Unicamp (2018), and postdoctoral researcher at the Philosophy Department of the Universidade de São Paulo (2019-20). He joined Mecila’s coordination office team in 2020.

+55 11 55740399 | 118
joaquim.toledo@fu-berlin.de
Rua Morgado de Mateus, 615
04015-051 São Paulo, Brazil

Tomaz Amorim

Tomaz Amorim holds a bachelor’s degree in Literary Studies and a master’s degree in Literary Theory and History from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), with an exchange internship at the UzK. He holds a PhD in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature from the USP, with an exchange internship at Humboldt University. He completed post-doctoral internships at the Unicamp and at the FU Berlin (in the Excellence Cluster “Temporal Communities”). He worked as Pedagogic Coordinator at UNEAFRO-Brazil and Guest Coordinator at the São Paulo International Film Festival. He is a poet, literary translator and writes cultural criticism in several Brazilian media outlets.

tomaz.amorim@fu-berlin.de
Rua Morgado de Mateus, 615
04015-051 São Paulo, Brazil