Mariana Batista is an Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco in the Department of Political Science. In 2014, she obtained her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Federal University of Pernambuco. Mariana was most recently a Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University in 2017. She has received many awards including the Olavo Brasil de Lima Júnior Best Paper Award from the Brazilian Political Science Association. Along with her many awards, Mariana has published numerous amounts of work and is working on many more at this time.