Mira Tiwari is a Research Associate at GlobalStat, part of the Knowledge, Governance and Transformations research area led by Professor Gaby Umbach at the Robert Schuman Centre. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education policy from the University of Cambridge and a Master of Sciences in Public Diplomacy from the University of Siena. Her master's thesis conducted a text analysis of Twitter responses to wealth redistribution among regions and households under the EU’s Green Deal. Her research focuses on social change for social and environmental justice, with an emphasis on intersectionality and postcolonial mechanisms. Her current work integrates these to create systems that enable the use of responsible, critical, and representative data and evidence for informed policymaking.
Mira holds a research fellowship at the University of Siena, researching voluntary carbon markets in the agritech sector in the region. Over the past few years she has worked in public policy evaluation at the Institute for Public Policy Evaluation at the Bruno Kessler Foundation in Trento, as the Junior Project Manager at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in International Relations and Diplomacy in Siena (CREDO), in research on youth citizen deliberation on climate policy as part of the EUComMeet project, and most recently at the Global Landscapes Forum, working to tackle climate change through research and community responses in agriculture and forestry. Prior to this she worked in education consulting for schools and government, teacher training, and curriculum development at the Hearth Education Advisors in Delhi, Social Science teaching at Creating Connections in Montalcino, and environmental and social sustainability education with Centered Lab in Florence.