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Fernanda Odilla

King’s College London
PhD Candidate
Fernanda Odilla is a PhD candidate at the Brazil Institute at King’s College London. Her current research project ‘Oversee and punish: Understanding the fight against corruption involving government workers in the federal executive branch in Brazil’ looks at accountability, internal control, public management and quality of democracy in Brazil. She has a MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice from King’s College London, a pre-masters in Crime and Public Safety from UFMG (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) and a BA First Class Honours in Journalism from PUC Minas. She currently works as a producer for the Brazilian desk at the BBC in London. Previously, she worked as a reporter for five different daily newspapers in Belo Horizonte and Brasília covering a range of different topics such as sports, crime, public safety and the environment. Since 2005, after being transferred to Brasília to cover politics and economic affairs, Fernanda Odilla has dedicated to investigating and exposing political corruption in Brazil.