Meet our Spring 2024 Visiting Scholars

CGEG is pleased to be joined by three journalists from Brazil, Marina Estarque, Luigi Mazza, and Bernardo Mello, for the 2024 spring semester.  

January 16, 2024

Marina Estarque

Marina Estarque is an awarded Brazilian journalist and researcher, with 15 years of experience working for renowned journalism outlets and nonprofit and multilateral organizations. In Brazil, she worked as editor, project coordinator and reporter for the newspapers Folha de S.Paulo, O Estado de S. Paulo, O Dia, the fact-checking agency Lupa and the investigative journalism organization O Joio e O Trigo. Marina was a correspondent in Brazil for the German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle and a radio reporter for DW Africa in Germany. She has worked as a reporter for the United Nations Radio, in New York, and for the Knight Center, of the University of Texas at Austin. In Spain, she was a reporter for the newspaper La Voz de Galicia and earned a Master’s degree in Editorial Journalism from the University of A Coruña. Marina graduated in Journalism from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and recently completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.

Luigi Mazza

Luigi Mazza is an editor for Piauí, a monthly magazine featuring long-form journalism, literature and satire. He worked as a reporter for Piauí from 2018 to 2023, part of the time in Rio de Janeiro, part in Brasília, writing political profiles and stories on the Brazilian Congress. He also directed Foro de Teresina, one of the most renowned political podcasts in Brazil. Before that, he interned at CBN and BandNews, two national radio stations with 24-hour news content.

Bernardo Mello

Bernardo Mello is a reporter who covers national politics for O Globo, one of Brazil's leading newspapers, based in Rio de Janeiro. After joining the newsroom in 2015 as intern, he covered sports news for four years and also had brief collaborations with the International section. Since 2019, he has been fully dedicated to writing about national and state elections and investigating political authorities in Brazil. Collaborating with other colleagues, he received the Relatoría para la Libertad de Expresión (RELE) 2019 award for a special story on family ties between employees of former president Jair Bolsonaro's Legislative cabinets. He graduated in Journalism from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2016.