I've been interested in human and social sciences, with emphasis on human development and social justice since my late teens. Following the completion of a Master in Social Policy and Planning, I collaborated with a number of NGO’s, governments, international agencies, as well as community-based organizations, social movements and research institutes in the Americas, Asia and Africa.
My Ph.D. investigation focused on the politics of affordable housing, gentrification and city planning. I contributed to the development of social justice and human rights projects in different capacities professionally and on a voluntary basis. I co-founded an online quarterly journal e-metropolis and served in its editorial committee from its inception in 2010 until 2014. I’m an art teacher fellow at the Center for Urban Pedagogy, NY.
Playing with the Future City Lab, Museum of the City of New York: A project for Bedstuy
Selected published research reports, essays, toolkits for action
□ Olinger, M. and Ribeiro, L.C. 2016. Favela in The City-Commodity: The Deconstruction of a Social Question in Ribeiro, LCQ (editor), in Urban Transformations in Rio de Janeiro: Development, Segregation and Governance. Springer Publishing Company.
□ Olinger, M. 2016. Woman, black, pansexual and fat: A profile of Driade Aguiar, in Ayala, Alex (Editor), Latino America Se Mueve. Hivos Foundation Latin America.
□ Olinger, M. 2013. The Dissemination of Organized Crime in Brazil in Garzón, Juan Carlos and Olson Eric (Editors). The Criminal Diaspora: The spread of Transnational Organized Crime and How to Contain its Expansion. Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington D.C.
□ Ribeiro, LCQ and Olinger, M. 2013. L’urbanizzazione delle favelas: rottura dei confini o legitimazione dello Stato nelle aree di margine, in Magoni, M. Cooperare attraverso l’Atlantico: Analisi, strategie a progetti per la riqualificazione dei margini urbani nei paesi latini europei e americani.
□ Barker, G.; Nascimento, M.; Ricardo, C.; Olinger, M. ; Segundo, M., 2011. Masculinities, Social Exclusion and Prospects for Change. In: Andrea Cornwall;Jerker Edströn: Alan Grieg. (Org.). Men and Development: Politicising Masculinities. London: Zed Books.
□ Olinger, M. 2012. The relationship between the Pacifying Police Units, the inhabitants and community based organizations in Rio de Janeiro Slums, in Lisovski, Rodrigues and Siqueira (Ed.), Comunicações do ISER #67: Unidades de Policia Pacificadora.
□ Olinger, M. 2007. The state of drug policies in Brazil II and III. Viva Rio, commissioned by the Open Society Institute, Rio de Janeiro.
□ Olinger, M. 2005. Youth Service: A policy for Preventing and Providing Alternatives to Youth Involvement in Urban Violence in Brazil. Viva Rio and Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP).
□ United Nations Development Program - UNDP, 2015. Peer-Review of the Methodology of the Citizen Security Programme in Trinidad and Tobago.
□ Olinger , M. 2011. Assessment of Safety and Security Issues in Slum Upgrading Initiatives: The case of Favela Bairro, Rio de Janeiro, in UN Habitat, Building Urban Safety Through Slum Upgrading.
□ Presidency of the Republic of Brazil, Human Rights Secretariat, 2010. The Human Rights of Children and Adolescents - 20 Years of the Children’s Rights Act. Brasília, DF.
□ Olinger, M 2009. Youth and the access to the city in Rio the Janeiro. Preparatory report produced for the State of the World's Cities Report of 2010, UN Habitat.
□ Gomes, S.; Olinger, M.; Garcia I. 2009. Consultation with children on humiliating and physical punishment: a story of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Published by Instituto Promundo in collaboration with Bernard Van Leer Foundation and Save the Children Sweden.
□ Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality and Health: A Global Toolkit for Action. Promundo, Men Engage Network and UNFPA.
□ Ending Corporal and Humiliating Punishment: A Toolkit for Parents and Caregivers. Promundo, Save the Children Sweden and Van Leer Institute, 2009.