Antoine Acker

Antoine Acker is a Swiss National Science Foundation Eccellenza professor at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, where he leads a team project about the transnational history of petroleum in Latin America. His publications in environmental history received awards from the Conference on Latin American History and the Latin American Studies Association.

Recent publications


Volkswagen in the Amazon: The Tragedy of Global Development in Modern Brazil. Cambridge University Press (Global and International History series), 2017. 


  • Amazon Development. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. 2021, p.1-24.
  • “What Could Carbofascism look like? A Historical Perspective on Reactionary Politics in the Covid-19 Pandemic”, Journal for the History of Environment and Society 5 | 2020, p.135-148.
  • “A Different Story in the Anthropocene: Brazil’s Postcolonial Quest for Oil (1930-1975)” Past & Present, 249(1) | 2020, p.167-211.
  • “The Nature of the Brazilian Flag: An Environmental Turn under Military Rule (1964-1985)”, Forum for InterAmerican Research, 13(1) | 2020, p.69-83.


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