Academic Positions Held

Professora Adjunta, Instituto de História, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011-present.

Associate Professor, History Department, California State University-Long Beach. Long Beach, CA, 2005-2011.

Visiting Assistant Professor, History Department, College of William & Mary. Williamsburg, VA, 2004-2005


Ph.D. in History of Latin America, 2005, Stanford University.

M.A. in History, 2003, Stanford University M.S. in Environmental Policy Studies, 1998, New Jersey Institute of Technology.

B.A. in History, 1991, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ), Brazil.

Selected Publications

“Latin American Environmental History: A Shifting Old/New Field.” In The Environment and World History, eds. Edmund Burke III and Kenneth Pomeranz, 272-290. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2009.

“AHR Conversation: Environmental Historians and Environmental Crisis,” co-authored with Richard C. Hoffmann, Nancy Langston, James McCann and Peter Perdue. American Historical Review 113, no. 5 (2008): 1431-1465.

“Environmental History of Modern Latin America”. In A Companion to Latin American History, ed. Thomas Holloway, 443-460. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2008.

“Cidade Alagada.” Maquinações: idéias para o ensino de ciências 1, no. 1 (October 2007): 12-18.

“Online Bibliography for Environmental History of Latin America – second edition.” California State University at Long Beach. http://www.csulb.edu/LAEH , last updated October 20007. (First edition at Stanford University. http://www.stanford.edu/group/LAEH, last updated on February 04, 2006).

The Bay of All Beauties': State and Environment in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1875-1975. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms, 2005

“Historia ambiental de América Latina: orígenes, principales interrogantes e lacunas”. In Repensando la naturaleza: encuentros y desencuentros disciplinarios en torno a lo ambiental, ed. Germán Palacio & Astrid Ulloa, 99-113. Bogotá, Colombia: Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Sede Leticia/Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Imani/Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia Colciencia, 2005.

“Earlier Images of the Amazon in the United States.” In Forest History: International Studies on Socio-Economic and Forest Ecosystem Change, ed. Mario Agnoletti and Steve Anderson, 93-108. Wallingford, UK: The International Union of Forestry Research Organizations/CABI Publishing, 2000.

"L'Amazzonia brucia." Equilibri 2, no. 3 (December 1998): 343-52. ECOLISTA – Cadastro Nacional de Instituições Ambientalistas. Revised edition. Editor Pizzi, Paulo. Tech. ed. Lise Sedrez. Curitiba, Brazil: WWF/MaterNatura, 1996

“The Use of the Internet as a Source for Environmental History.” Environmental Green Journal, 8 (June 1998). http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/4s1684wq


In Portuguese at Plataforma Lattes

Selected Invited Lectures

"For Protection and Defense--The Navy in the Environmental History of Guanabara Bay,  1889-1975." Latin American History Workshop. University of California- Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, May 2009.

“Engineering Modernity in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro: Uneven Landscapes, 1875-1945.” Brazil Studies Group Speaker, The Center for Latin American Studies. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, October 2007

“From Public Health to Public Environment: State, Sewage and Science in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1961-1975.” Fall 2006 Colloquium Series, Energy and Resources Group. University of California- Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, December 2006

“História Ambiental da América Latina: novos caminhos.” Graduate Program in History of Science, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Belo Horizonte, Brazil, June 2006

“Engineers, Environment and Natural Science in Guanabara Bay, Brazil, 1870-1930." Brazilian Working Group, Center for Latin American Studies. Stanford, CA, April 2003

Boards and Academic Appointments

Board Member, International Consortium for Environmental History Organizations (ICEHO). Durham, NC, 2011-present.

SOLCHA-ICEHO Liasion, Sociedad Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Historia Ambiental. Panama City, Panamá, 2010-present.

Undergraduate Advisor, History Department, CSULB. Long Beach, CA, 2007-2008

Scientific Committee, Sociedad Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Historia Ambiental. Panama City, Panamá, 2006-2010

Environment in Latin America Working Group (coordinator), Center for Latin American Studies. Stanford, CA, 2003-2004

Program Committee, 2004 American Society for Environmental History. Victoria, Canada, 2003

Advisory Committee, Simposio de Historia Ambiental Americana in the 51th Congreso Internacional de Americanistas. Santiago, Chile, 2003

Brazilian Student Association (president). Stanford, CA, 1999-2001

Editorial Board and Webmaster. Stanford Humanities Review. Stanford, CA, 1998-2000.

Other professional Experiences

1999 Research Assistant, History Department. Stanford, CA

1998 Webmaster, Center for Latin American Studies. Stanford, CA

1996–1998 Research Assistant, New Jersey Institute of Technology. Newark, NJ

1995–1996 Assistant Program Coordinator, Environmental Department, Institute of Religion Studies. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 1994–1995 Associate Researcher, IBASE - Brazilian Institute of Socio-Economic Analyses. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

1993–1995 Forest Campaign Assistant Coordinator, Latin America Greenpeace. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

1992–1993 General Secretary, Brazilian Forests Society. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

1991 Faculty Assistant, Environmental Sciences Dept., Università degli Studi di Venezia. Venice, Italy


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Proficient: French, Spanish


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