Nadejda Marques joined CDDRL in September 2011 to serve as the new program manager for the Program on Human Rights (PHR). In this capacity, Marques will coordinate a range of interdisciplinary initiatives and events as well as expand the research agenda, oversee PHR's outreach, and spearhead fundraising efforts. She supports the conceptualization, design, and conduct of the PHR's research initiatives and also promotes the mission and visibility of PHR activities.
Marques joins the Center from Boston where she worked as research coordinator for the Cost of Inaction Project at the François-Bagnoud Xavier Center for Health and Human Rights based in the Harvard School of Public Health. Working for the Cost of Inaction Project for the past two and a half years, she was responsible for researching and analyzing the cost of inaction of public programs and actions that help reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on children in Angola.
She holds degrees in economics (UNA, Brazil) and international finance(FGV, Brazil). She has worked as a special correspondent for the Washington Post in Latin America, and has taught languages and Latin American culture at Harvard, Bentley College, and the University of Massachusetts in Boston. For the past decade, Marques has worked in the field of human rights with Human Rights Watch in Brazil and Angola.
Marques is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. She serves as a consultant and member of the board for leading human rights NGOs in Brazil and Angola.
Publications: Nadejda has written and translated several human rights reports including: Unfinished Democracy: Media and Political Freedoms in Angola; Struggling Through Peace: Return and Resettlement in Angola and her memoirs, Born Subversive.