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Danielle Viegas

Danielle Heberle Viegas is an urban historian whose research scope encompasses the history of Latin America in the twentieth century and its global connectedness, with an emphasis on urban planning and the environment. Her field is Urban History, Environmental History, and Utopian Studies, and her interdisciplinary research contributes both to regional and local urban studies, especially in Brazil. She holds a PhD in Ibero-American Studies from PUCRS and Freie Universität Berlin. After concluding her thesis about metropolitan regions and developmental policies in Brazil during the dictatorship and cold war (2016), she became Assistant Professor at Universidade La Salle, Brazil. In 2021 she joined the Munich Center for Global History at LMU München as Volkswagen Research Fellow attending the special funding program “Corona Crisis and beyond: Perspectives for Science, Scholarship and Society”  integrated into the Radical Utopian Communities project. From 2023 to 2026, Danielle will conduct the research project “Resilient forest cities: utopia and development in the Brazilian Amazon (20th and 21st Centuries)” funded by Gerda Henkel Foundation in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Patrícia Vieira and Prof. Dr. Antonio Acker.