My research is about environmental governance and international development in the Americas. Primarily, I research sustainable development politics of the Brazilian Amazon, as conservation policies affect lives and landscapes, and as people also aim to shape and shift such policies. My secondary research involves urban development issues, with an emphasis on marginalized populations, physical mobility, and vulnerability.
My dissertation work and the subsequent book project focus on the links between environmental policy, infrastructure, and human rights in the Americas. The book manuscript is tentatively entitled Governing the Rainforest: Sustainable Development Politics in the Brazilian Amazon.
Some selected publications are below:
Bratman, Eve. (2014). “Contradictions of Green Development: Human Rights and Environmental Norms in Light of Belo Monte Dam Activism.” Journal of Latin American Studies 46: 2 (May 2014), 261-289.