I started volunteering at a community-based social project at age 16 and have been engaged in human development and social justice projects since. I collaborated with a number of NGO’s, governments, international agencies, as well as community-based organizations and social movements in project design, development and management, and organizing.
My Ph.D. investigation focused on the politics of affordable housing, gentrification and city planning. I co-founded an online quarterly journal e-metropolis and served in its editorial committee from its inception in 2010 until 2014.
2018-19 Art Teaching fellow at the Center for Urban Pedagogy- CUP
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.