Governance of Labour & Logistics for Sustainability (GOLLS)

Joint research between ISS and 2 Brazilian universities

As part of a joint degree agreement with the Brazilian universities Federal University of Minas Gerais and University of Brasília, this academic year the Governance of Labour & Logistics for Sustainability (GOLLS) welcomes two PhD researchers at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS).

The researchers will be coming to ISS funded by the Brazilian Programa Institucional de Internacionalização (CAPES – PrInt), and their supervision will be shared by Dr Lee Pegler and two promotors.

About the CAPES PrInt programme

The CAPES PrInt programme started in 2017 with the goal of fostering academic knowledge production via international cooperation and exchange among universities. It supports academic cooperation among Brazilian and foreign researchers by offering scholarships for graduate research.

GOLLS received funds from CAPES for visiting researchers in the past (2013-2017), and currently is a partner at the project Desigualdade, Globalização e seus Efeitos sobre a Sociedade Contemporânea (Inequality, Globalization and its effects on contemporary society) of the University of Brasília (UNB). At UNB, the project is coordinated by Shadia Husseini de Araújo and Juscelino Eudâmidas Bezerra. Dr Lee Pegler represents ISS in the project.  

About the researchers

  • Luciana Duarte

    Luciana Duarte arrived in the Hague in September, 2019, for a period of 1 year. She is a PhD researcher in Production Engineering at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. She holds a master degree in Production Engineering (Federal University of Minas Gerais), and Bachelor in Product Design (University of the Estate of Minas Gerais).

    Since 2007, she has contributed to the ethical fashion system, providing online research via the website Ethical Fashion Brazil. She worked as a lecturer at universities and consultant in Design and Engineering for various clothing, footwear, accessories and jewellery companies.

    Her research presents critical understandings of fashion products using native rubber trees in the states of Acre and Amazonas in Brazil. The production of the so-called ‘vegetable leather’ and the Liquid Smoked Sheet, both social technologies, is part of value chains driven by French companies. While current researches focus on performance, market and work conditions within the chain, her research focuses on sustainability and ontological aspects of those chains.

    At ISS, she will be supervised by Dr Lee Pegler as daily supervisor, and Professor Wendy Harcourt as promotor.

  • The second researcher will arrive in February 2020. Her research with the title ‘Socio-Spatial Impacts of the Internationalization of Ports in Brazil: The case of the Port Authority of Rotterdam in Brazilian Localities’ will explore socio impacts of the internationalization of management services for ports in two case studies, Porto Central and Port of Pecém in Brazil.