Luena Abigail Pimenta Ricardo is an scholar and researcher with a focus on social justice and global inequality. Currently pursuing an MPhil in Global and Area Studies from the University of Oxford, Luena's research dives into the intricacies of state-citizen dynamics, particularly in resource-deprived communities.
Her fieldwork in South Africa and Brazil explores the complexities arising when the state fails to provide public goods, further enhancing her understanding of social dialogue and governance.
Prior to her Oxford journey, Luena earned a degree in International Economics from Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany, and a Law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
She has been the recipient of merit scholarships from the Republic of Angola and the Lemann Foundation, marking her as a student of exceptional promise and capability.
She is the president of the Oxford University Brazilian Society, representing the interests of a diverse group of students from and interested in Brazil. As Editor-in-Chief of the Graduate Inequality Review Journal, she has had the opportunity to delve deeper into social injustice issues and offer a platform for robust academic dialogue.