I've been interested in human and social sciences and arts, with emphasis on development and social justice since my late teens. Following the completion of a Master in Social Policy and Planning, I worked 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 colaborating on research, projects and campaings design and production. My Ph.D. investigation focused on the politics of affordable housing, gentrification and community development in Rio de Janeiro. 

Selected published writings
□ Meet the coalition resisting the global push for land privatization in Brazil, Waging Non Violence, October 2021
□ Olinger, M. and Ribeiro, L.C. 2016. The 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: Reflections from Promundo's work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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 organizations in Rio de Janeiro Slums, in Lisovski, Rodrigues and Siqueira (Editors), Comunicações do ISER #67: Unidades de Policia Pacificadora.
□ Olinger, M. 2007. The state of drug policies in Brazil II and III. Viva Rio, Rio de Janeiro.
□ Olinger, M. 2005. Youth Service Programmes as 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. Published by the United Nations Development Programme, 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 Statute Legislation. 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, UNHabitat.
□ 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.

Education/training toolkits
Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality and Health: A Global Toolkit for Action. Promundo, Men Engage and UNFPA.
Ending Corporal and Humiliating Punishment: A manual to parents and caregivers. Promundo, Save the Children Sweden and Van Leer Institute, 2009.