José Augusto Pádua

José Augusto Pádua is professor of Brazilian environmental history at the Institute of History, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he is also coordinator of the Laboratory of History and Nature. From 2010 to 2015, he was president of the Brazilian Association of Research and Graduate Studies on Environment and Society (ANPPAS). He integrated the creation team and is a member of the scientific board of the Museum of Tomorrow inaugurated in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.  He is a fellow of the Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society (LMU - Munich) since 2014 and was a visiting senior fellow at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, in 2007-2008. From 1991 to 1995, he directed the Greenpeace Forests/Biodiversity Campaign in Latin America. As an expert in environmental history and environmental policy, he has given lectures and courses, as well as participating in fieldwork, in more than forty countries. 

Selected Publications:

 2020 (with Alessandra Izabel de Carvalho). “The Construction of a Tropical Country: A Review of Environmental Historiography on Brazil”, História, Ciências, Saúde - Manguinhos, v. 27.

2019 (with Rafael Chambouleyron), “Movimentos dos Rios / Movimentos da História”. Revista Brasileira de História, v. 39.

2019 (with Claudia Leal and John Soluri, eds.), Un Pasado Vivo: Dos Siglos de Historia Ambiental Latinoamericana. 1. ed. Bogotá: Fondo de Cultura Económica y Universidad de los Andes.

2018 “Martius e a Construção do Território Brasileiro”, Martius-Staden- Jahrbuch, vol. 62.

2018 “The Dilemma of the ‘Splendid Cradle’: Nature and Territory in the Construction of Brazil”. In: John Soluri, Claudia Leal and J.A. Pádua, eds., A Living Past: Environmental Histories of Modern Latin America, New York: Berghahn.

2018 “Civil Society and Environmentalism in Brazil: The Twentieth Century’s Great Acceleration”. In: S. Ravi Rajan and Lise Sedrez, eds., The Great Convergence: Environmental Histories of BRICS, New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

2017 “Brazil in the History of the Anthropocene” In:  P. Lenna and L. Issberner, eds., Brazil in the Anthropocene, London: Routledge.

2015 “Tropical Forests in Brazilian Political Culture: From Economic Hindrance to Endangered Treasure” InF. Vidal and N. Dias, eds., Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture, London: Routledge, 2015.

2015 “A Mata Atlântica e a Floresta Amazônica na construção do território brasileiro: estabelecendo um marco de análise”, Revista de História Regional.


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