Adriana Dorfman works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and as a permanent professor at the Postgraduate Program in Geography at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul where she directs dissertations and theses. She also coordinates the Unbral Fronteiras – Open Access Repository of Brazilian Border Studies and leads the research group GREFIT – Space, Border, Information, Technology.
Adriana’s background is in social and political geography, and border studies. She has focused on the following topics: borders, smuggling and illegalities, geography teaching, dialogues between geography and literature, and decolonial geographies.
Her curent projects are: Unbral Fronteiras; Management of sovereignty and illegalities in the spatial circuit of electroelectronics: Brazil, Paraguay, China, Taiwan; and Socio Environmental conflicts and vulnerabilities in a securitized State: dissonant agendas at the Brazilian Border Region.