Kristina Hinz is a PhD candidate at the Free University of Berlin, researcher at the Center for Studies on Inequalities and Gender Relations (NUDERG), State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and coordinator and lecturer of the extension course “Contemporary Feminist Theory“ at the same university. Her research covers the role of women and in the Brazilian drug war, gender-based violence and the militarization of security policy in Brazil.
Kristina holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and a Bachelor of Science in International Economics and Latin American Studies from the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. In Brazil, she has worked for the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), the country office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Global South Unit for Mediation (GSUM), among others. Kristina has translated renowned authors of political and gender theory to Portuguese, such as Hannah Arendt and Andrea Maihofer.