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José Augusto Pádua

José Augusto Pádua is professor of Brazilian history at the Institute of History of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he also coordinates the Lab of History and Nature. He was the President of the Brazilian Association of Research and Post-Graduate Studies on the Environment and Society from 2010 to 2015. He was part of the team who created the Museum of Tomorrow, inaugurated in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, and he is a member of the scientific council of this institution. He was a senior researcher at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford (2004 and 2007/2008) and he is a Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat in Munich since 2014. Between 2013 and 2015 he was a member of the board of the International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations. He directed the area devoted to forests and biodiversity of Greenpeace Latin America from 1991 to 1995. As a specialist in environmental history and environmental policy, he gave lectures and classes and did field work in more than forty countries. He published and organized several books and articles within and outside of Brazil, including A Living Past: Environmental Histories of Modern Latin America (New York: 2018).