(BA Anthropology, 2005 Columbia University; MA Anthropology, 2010 University of Colorado; PhD Anthropology, 2018 University of Colorado). Meryleen’s research examines current human rights organizing in São Paulo, Brazil. She investigates the ramifications of police violence and how subjugated communities both embody and deal with social, economic, and political adversity. Her advisor was Donna Goldstein.

Spring 2017 News
Meryleen has garnered another award. CARTSS awarded her $1000 in Graduate Student Funds in support of her project entitled Women Detained: Justice and Institutional Violence in the San Paulo Criminal Justice System.