About Us

Coordenação Confluência

The Confluence Coordination is the deliberative management body of Confluence Iyaleta, formed by senior researchers, associate researchers and founding associates, responsible for scientific and technical activities, communicative, administrative and financial management, without prejudice to other attributions.

Mandato 2022-2026

Scientific Coordination


Andrêa Ferreira

Senior Researcher

Nutritionist, PhD in Public Health by the Instituto de Saúde Coletiva with emphasis on Epidemiology. Master in Nutrition, Food and Health and Nutritionist at the School of Nutrition at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). Associate Researcher at Cidacs/Fiocruz-Bahia where she studies Minha Casa, Minha Vida and Cardiovascular Diseases. Post-doc at the Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements & Population Health Equity (Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health/USA). Former technical advisor of the National School Feeding Program by CECANE (Bahia) for the region of Bahia and Sergipe. Experience in research related to Nutritional Status, Food and Nutritional Insecurity in Cape Verde, Mozambique and Brazil, Aging, Chronic Diseases, and creation of Deprivation Indexes in Brazil.

Diosmar Filho

Senior Researcher

Geographer, PÓSGEO Doctoral Student at Fluminense Federal University. Master’s in Geography from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). Researcher IYALETA - Research Sciences and Humanities. Associate Researcher at the Brazilian Association of Black Researchers (ABPN). He was professor and academic coordinator of the Lato Sensu Specialization State and Law of Traditional Peoples and Communities and the Lato Sensu Specialization Human Rights and Contemporaneity – UFBA/UAB/CAPES.

Emanuelle Góes

Senior Researcher

Post-Doc Researcher (CIDACS/Fiocruz/Bahia), Fellow of the Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements & Population Health Equity (Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health/USA). PhD in Public Health with concentration in Epidemiology (ISC/UFBA). Master in Nursing from the Federal University of Bahia. Member of the Racism and Health GT of the Brazilian Association of Public Health/ABRASCO. Associate Researcher at the Angela Davis Collective (UFRB). Researcher at the Program of Studies in Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases, Life and Aging Course – Elsa/Brasil (ISC/UFBA).

Communication Coordination


Ananda Ridart

Associate Researcher

Journalist and Political Scientist. Master in Political Science from the Federal University of Pará. She was part of the National Program for Academic Cooperation in the Amazon. She served as a visiting student/researcher at the Graduate Program in Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Areas: Political Science and Sociology, Gender, Amazon, Sustainable Development, Environmental Policies, Political Communication and Latin American Studies.

Technical Coordination


Rejane Glauce

Iyaleta Associate

Accountant. Working for 30 years as Office and Finance Administrator. Experience in administrative processes and accountability of social projects in organizations such as OXFAM GB and Baobá – Fund for Racial Equity.

Project Coordination


Daiane Batista de Jesus

Project coordinator

Administrator, PhD student in Administration at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). Master in Development and Social Management (CIAGS/UFBA), Specialist in Innovation, Sustainability and Social Management (UniJorge). Specialist in Diversity and Inclusion. With more than 15 years of experience in third sector organizations. Research areas: Afro-entrepreneurship, social inequality and the labor market.