Magalhães, Larissa

Research Associate

  • Larissa Magalhães
    Rua de Vila Flor 166, 4810-445 Guimarães, Portugal

    Research Interests

    • Digital Government
    • Digital transformation
    • Emerging technologies
    • Open government and open data


    • PhD, Political Science, State University of Campinas, Brazil (2018)
    • MSc, Social Science, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil (2013)


    • Research Associate, United Nations University (UNU-EGOV), Portugal
    • Research Associate, Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Brazil

    Biographical Statement

    Larissa is a Research Associate at the United Nations University (UNU-EGOV). She is also researcher in Digital Policies at CyberBRICS, School of Law, Getúlio Vargas Foundation. Her research is located between government technology and innovation, with a special focus on open data, smart cities, and digital transformation strategies.

    Larissa holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the State University of Campinas and analyzed open government in the city of São Paulo. She obtained a post-doctorate in Data Science in Social Sciences of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, and, in Sociology when she was involved with the Environmental Disaster Network.

    Larissa accumulated activities as a fellow at the Southern Cyber School on Internet Governance of the Organization of American States. She was a visiting researcher at the University of Montreal as a fellow of the Future Leaders in the Americas and Caribbean Program. Currently, she is a professional fellow for the Getulio Vargas Foundation for Europe.

    Larissa has been working with organizations related to data for the public good, such as the Latin American Initiative of Los Data Abiertos and Global Data Barometer.