Brenda Moreira Marques

Women's and Gender Studies
Affiliated Graduate Students

Brenda Marques was born and raised in Belém, Brazil. She earned her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from University of Amazonia and have attended a master’s program in International Relations at Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA) in Foz do Iguaçu. While at University of Amazonia, Brenda worked as an undergraduate researcher for the Group of Gender Studies and International Relations: she conducted archival and field work on women’s activisms against gender-based violence in Latin America, whose results were awarded and published in several scientific journals in Brazil. During her master’s program, Brenda worked as a graduate researcher fellow, investigating the measurements of country’s gender inequality by international institutions. Her thesis is informed by “Data Feminism” and explored power dynamics of data production through indicators of gender based on the case of Nicaragua. Nowadays, she is a master’s student and fellowship holder in Women’s and Gender Studies at UT Austin, and a fellow from the co-joint program of the U.S. State Department and EducationUSA “Opportunity Funds”. Her major interests are intersectional empirical studies over working-class Latinx and Brazilian women immigrants’ experiences, across statuses of gender, race and class, within household land paid care economy in Austin and Houston, Texas.