The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies Lunchtime Speaker Series presents:
José Augusto Pádua, Federal University of Rio de Jaineiro: “Brazil in the History of the Anthropocene.”
José Augusto Pádua, is a leading Environmental Historian in Brazil and Latin America. He is Professor of Brazilian Environmental History at the Institute of History, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. From 2010 to 2015, he was President of the Brazilian Association of Research and Graduate Studies on Environment and Society (ANPPAS). Pádua is also a member of the scientific board of the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro.
José Augusto Pádua is the author of Um sopro de destruição: pensamento político e crítica ambiental no Brasil escravista, 1786-1888, and many other books and articles, including J.A. Pádua, J. R. McNeill and M. Rangarajan, eds., Environmental History: As If Nature Existed, 2010.