Regina Horta Duarte

Regina Horta Duarte has been a full professor at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, in Brazil, since 1988, and is currently a permanent professor of its Graduate Program in History. She has experience in History, focusing on the Brazilian Republic, history and nature, the history of biology, and animal history. She was a member of the board of the ANPUH, Brazilian History Association (2007-2009), as editor-in-chief of the Revista Brasileira de História. In 2008, she held the position of Resident Professor at the Institute of Transdisciplinary Advanced Studies, UFMG. She is a founding member of the Latin American and Caribbean Society of Environmental History (SOLCHA) and was elected to the Board of Directors, management 2006-2010, 2010-2014. She was the editor-in-chief of the Latin American and Caribbean Environmental History (HALAC) 2011-2014. In 2013, she was Visiting Research Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She was Editor-in-Chief of Varia Historia 2015-2017. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Hispanic American Historical Review. She currently researches zoos in Latin America and produces the YouTube channel As 4 Estações (The Four Seasons), dedicated to disseminating Environmental History to a broader audience. She coordinates the Center of Animal History (CEA- UFMG).

Selected publications:

2021. “Vida y Muerte en los Zoológicos”. Fronteiras: Journal of Social, Technological and Environmental Science, v. 10, p. 168-186.

2019. “El zoológico del porvenir-: narrativas y memorias de nación sobre el Zoológico de Chapultepec, Ciudad de México, siglo XX”. Historia Critica, v. 21, p. 93-113.

2019. “Environmental Change and Mobilization in Brazil”. In: Beezley, William. (Org.). Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019, p. 1-20.

2018. “The Ivy and the Wall: Environmental Narratives from an Urban Continent”. In: Soluri, John; Leal, Claudia; Pádua, José Augusto. (Org.). A Living Past: Environmental Histories of Modern Latin America. New York: Berghahn Books, p. 138-162. (with Lise Sedrez).

2018. “Networks of Natural History in Latin America”. In: H.A. Curry; N. Nardine; J.A. Secord; E. Spary. (Org.). Worlds of Natural History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 484-495.

2018. “State and Environment in Brazil, In Defence of Society”. In: Rajan, Ravi; Sedrez, Lise. (Org.). The Great Convergence: An Environment History of BRICS. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, p. 3-23.

2017. “Zoos in Latin America”. In: William Beezley. (Org.). The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. New York: Oxford University Press, p. 1-21

2016. Activist Biology: The National Museum, Politics, and Nation Building in Brazil.

Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

2015. “Turn to pollute-: poluição atmosférica e modelo de desenvolvimento no -milagre- brasileiro (1967-1973)”. TEMPO (NITERÓI. ONLINE, v. 21, p. 64-87,.

2014. “Zoogeografia do Brasil: Fronteiras nacionais, percursos pan-americanos”. Latin American Research Review, v. 49, p. 68-83.

2013. Between the National and the Universal: Natural History Networks in Latin America in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Isis (Chicago, Ill., v. 104, p. 777-787.

2013. “Birds and Scientists in Brazil: In Search of Protection, 1894? 1938.” In: Martha Few; Zeb Tortorici. (Org.). Centering Animals in Latin American History. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, p. 270-301.

2012. `It Does Not Even Seem Like We Are in Brazil’: Country Clubs and Gated Communities in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1951-1964. Journal of Latin American Studies, v. 44, p. 435-466.


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