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Lise Sedrez teaches at Instituto de História, UFRJ, Brazil. She was until recentely an Associate Professor at the History Department at California University, Long Beach. She is the co-editor of the book series Latin American Landscapes with the University of Arizona Press. She holds a M.S. in Environmental Policy Studies, from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in History from Stanford University, where she was awarded a Lieberman Fellowship for excellence in teaching. Lise also taught at Ramapo College, New Jersey, The College of William & Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia, and Faculdade da Cidade, in Rio de Janeiro, and worked for environmental non-profit organizations in Brazil, such as Greenpeace, IBASE and WW. She still keeps up-to-date with her environmental activism. Lise has published her work in Italy, Colombia, Brazil and USA. Her research interests include environmental history of Latin America, urban history, history of science and history of Brazil. She is currently writing a book on the environmental history of Guanabara Bay, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the twentieth century, for which she was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for 2010-2011.

Lise loves fencing and is a great cook—she has an award-winning tiramisu recipe. When she is not obsessively surfing the Internet, she enjoys trekking, dancing and traveling.




LISE SEDREZ possui graduação em História do Brasil pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (1991), mestrado em Estudos de Políticas Ambientais pelo New Jersey Institute of Technology (1998), mestrado e doutorado em História da América Latina pela Stanford University (2004). Atualmente é professora adjunta do Instituto de História, na Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, depois de ser Associate Professor na California State University, Long Beach. Tem experiência na área de História da América, com ênfase em História Ambiental e História Urbana, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: amazônia, ambientalismo, clientelismo, organizações não-governamentais e Baía de Guanabara.




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