Ms Marília Maciel is a Digital Policy Senior Researcher at DiploFoundation. Previously, she was a researcher and coordinator of the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (CTS/FGV) in Rio de Janeiro.
From 2011 to 2012, Ms. Maciel was a member of the Working Group on improvements to the Internet Governance Forum, created under the auspices of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UN CSTD). She was also a member of the Multistakeholder Executive Committee of NETmundial, the Global Multi-stakeholder Conference on the Future of Internet Governance, that was held in Sao Paulo in 2014. She served in the Consultative Chamber on Internet Security and Rights of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br).
Ms. Maciel is a member of the Working Group on Digital Development and Openness of the Freedom Online Coalition. She serves as a councillor at ICANN´s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) representing the Non-commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG). She has also worked as a consultant to International Organisations, such as the Council of Europe, in projects related to Internet governance.
She is a PhD candidate at the University of Bordeaux Montaigne, on Information and Communication Sciences. Her research is focused on the securitization of cyberspace. She holds a Master’s degree in Latin American Integration from the Federal University of Santa Maria (2008) and a law degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco (2005), where she was awarded with a research grant from the State of Pernambuco Research Foundation (FACEPE) to investigate issues related to taxation and electronic commerce.