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Martyna Berenika Linartas

Cohort 2019

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marianne Braig

Topic of PhD Thesis: Wealth, the elites, and inheritance: Explaining Persistent and Rising Wealth Inequality in OECD states: the Cases of Germany and Mexico

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Freie Universität Berlin

Doctoral Researcher, RU (Re-)Allocation

Boltzmannstraße 20
14195 Berlin

Education and Work Experience

  • Since 09/2019: Doctoral Researcher, BGTS, Cluster of Excellence SCRIPTS
  • 09/2018 - 12/2018: Research Intern, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
  • 10/2014 - 09/2018: M.A., Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 11/2017 - 02/2018: Press officer, Federal Headquarter BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN

Academic Appointments, Scientific Activities & Outreach

  • 11/2021: VI Seminario Internacional Desigualdad y Movilidad Social 2021. Paper presented: 

    La desigualdad de riqueza el papel del impuesto a la herencia y las narrativas de las élites económicas: los casos de México y Alemania (paper 1/3: discusión teórica y metodológica). 

  • 02/2020: SCRIPTS Opening Conference, Rapporteur

  • 11/2018: UNRISD Conference "Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World", Research Intern

  • 03/2015 - 12/2016: FU Berlin, Chair of Political Economy, Student Assistant

Fellowships, Stipends and Awards

  • Since 05/2020: Doctoral scholarship, Cusanuswerk
  • 09/2019 - 05/2020: Doctoral scholarship, SCRIPTS
  • 07/2015 - 12/2015: Promos scholarship, DAAD/Universidad de Costa Rica
  • 09/2012 - 06/2013: Erasmus scholarship, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel/Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • 07/2012 - 08/2012: German-American Fulbright scholarship, International Summer School Freie Universität Berlin
  • Economic Inequality
  • Elites
  • Sustainability
  • International Political Economy

Other publications

  • Linartas, M 2022. „Mythos Leistungsgesellschaft“, Jacobin Magazin, 06.09.2022. Availabe from: https://jacobin.de/artikel/mythos-leistungsgesellschaft-erben-erbschaft-vermoegensungleichheit/ [19.10.2022]. 
  • Linartas, M 2022. “Die eklatante Vermögensungleichheit unserer Erbengesellschaft“, Finanzwende Recherche, Blogbeitrag, 12.07.2022. Available from: https://www.finanzwende-recherche.de/2022/07/12/vermoegensungleichheit-unserer-erbengesellschaft/ [19.10.2022].
  • Linartas, M 2021. “La desigualdad de riqueza – el papel del impuesto a la herencia y las narrativas de las élites económicas: los casos de México y Alemania”, DEMOSAL Working Paper, International Conference in Mexico City, Panel on “Élites, Riqueza y Desigualdad”, 3.11.2021.
  • Linartas, M 2021, ‘Fighting inequality – could we problematize meritocracy, please?', Blogpost, Scripts Blog No. 35, September. Available from: https://www.scripts-berlin.eu/blog/Blog-35-Fighting-inequality/index.html [30.09.2021].
  • Linartas, M & Braig, M 2020, 'Coronavirus: 'Curtain up for inequalities'. For a Global Green Solidarity Fund', Think Piece, SCRIPTS, June. Available from: https://www.scripts-berlin.eu/birt/listen-read-watch/Think-Pieces/Coronavirus-Curtain-up-for-inequalities/index.html.
  • Linartas, M 2020, ‘US and Mexican Parallels: Inequality, Health and Wealth', Article, The Globalist, July. Available from: https://www.theglobalist.com/mexico-united-states-inequality-obesity-coronavirus-covid19-healthcare/ [14.06.2020].
  • Linartas, M 2020, 'COVID 19 in Latin America: Another Populist´s Rude Awakening', Article, The Globalist, May. Available from: https://www.theglobalist.com/mexico-covid19-coronavirus-pandemic-amlo-brazil-jair-messias-bolsonaro-latin-america/. [30.05.2020].
  • Linartas, M 2018, 'Inequality in the Twenty-First Century. A review of Rockstars of the Realm', trAndes Working Paper Series No. 6, Berlin: Lateinamerika-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin. Available from: https://www.programa-trandes.net/Ressources/working_papers/WP6-Linartas-Online.pdf. [30.05.2020].
  • Linartas, M 2019. 'Inequalities: Are Our Hands Tied? Answers from Four Rockstars of the Realm', United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Think Piece Series Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization, 11.09.2019. Available from: https://www.unrisd.org/en/library/blog-posts/inequalities-are-our-hands-tied-answers-from-four-rockstars-of-the-realm [19.10.2022].
  • Linartas, M 2014, 'Die demokratische Idee in der Aktionskunst von Wolf Vostell', in: Beuckers, K & Friedrich Wolf Vostell, H (eds.). dé-coll/age als Manifest - Manifest als dé-coll/age, München, pp. 291-302.


  • Linartas, Martyna B., 2019, Interview, Video-Series „Faces of SCRIPTS”, Cluster of Excellence SCRIPTS, 2019. Available from: https://youtu.be/9xAUo5j9tK0.