Daniela Calmon is a PhD Researcher in the Political Ecology Research Group at the International Institute of Social Studies. She is a second-year PhD candidate currently doing fieldwork.
Her research focuses on strategies of transnational corporations involved in natural resource sectors and their interactions with environmental and social movements, as well as the broader interconnections between agrarian and climate politics. Her region of focus is the transition of the Amazon and Cerrado in Northern Brazil.
She also completed her MA in Development Studies at ISS, with her Master's thesis focusing on the shifts and political strategies deployed in the creation of the Matopiba agrarian frontier, and has a Bachelor of Law from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) in Brazil.