José Augusto Pádua

6—7 January 2020 // Anthropogenic Landscapes of Inequality

José Augusto Pádua is Full Professor of Brazilian Environmental History at the Institute of History, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and co-directs the Laboratory of History and Nature. He holds a BA in History, a M.Sc and a PhD in Political Science and a post-doctoral fellowship in History.  From 2010 to 2015, he was President of the Brazilian Association of Research and Graduate Studies on Environment and Society. He was a fellow of the Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society (Munich).  He was part of the team that designed the Museum of Tomorrow (Rio de Janeiro, 2016) and he is still a member of its scientific board. As expert in Environmental History and Politics he delivers lectures, courses and participates in field work in more than 40 countries. He publishes regularly in Brazil and abroad. His most recent works are J. A. Pádua, J. Soluri and C. Leal, eds., A Living Past: Environmental Histories of Modern Latin America, New York: Berghahn, 2018 and J. A. Pádua, “Brazil in the history of the Anthropocene” in Liz-Rejane Issberner, Philippe Léna, eds., Brazil in the Anthropocene Conflicts between predatory development and environmental policies, New York: Routledge, 2017.