Political Science


Débora Duque is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Politics. Her dissertation project investigates how rural communities, predominantly formed by impoverished peasants, secure access to public goods and state services amidst ongoing land disputes and environmental conflicts in the Brazilian Amazon. Prior to attending Brown, she worked as a journalist in the Northeast of Brazil, covering local and national politics, and served as the head of the communication department at the Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology. She obtained her B.A. in Journalism and Political Science at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and her M.A. in Political Science at Brown.