Aline R. Barbosa Pereira

Research Manager


Tel: +49 (0)228 738476

As research manager of the Global Heritage Lab, I support our team in all aspects of research coordination and management (such as the application for research funding, communication with international partners and public engagement).   

I am a legal scholar with transdisciplinary training in legal sociology and development studies. From 2018 to 2024 I worked at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) of the University of Bonn as coordinator of a bilateral graduate school on development studies in Ghana, a trilateral graduate school on sustainable rural transformation in Ghana and Niger, and a bilateral graduate school on environmental conflicts in Colombia.

My doctoral research is at the intersection of law, political economy and legal sociology, focusing on legal implementation in contexts of great power inequality in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, where the mining tradition of Brazil’s colonial past is still present in the advancement of various extractivisms. I carried out an in-depth case study of a recent iron ore mining project which was implemented in an area considered key to environmental and biodiversity conservation, focusing on the enforcement of environmental regulations within the legal field of the environmental licensing process mining companies have to follow before they are permitted to start a mining project in Brazil.