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Dr. Lise Sedrez

Lise Sedrez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
562 985-4410 | Fax: 562 985-5431 | Office: FO2-111

Research Interests

Modern Latin America
Environmental History
History of Science
Urban History
History of Brazil
History of Slavery
Latin American State


Ph.D. in History of Latin America, 2005, Stanford University.
M.A. in History, 2003, Stanford University
M.S. in Environmental Policy Studies, 1998, New Jersey Institute of Technology
B.A. in History, 1991, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ), Brazil

Selected Publications

“Latin American Environmental History: A Shifting Old/New Field.” In The Environment and World History, eds. Edmund Burke III and Kenneth Pomeranz. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (in press, forthcoming March 2009, 25 pp).

“AHR Conversation: Environmental Historians and Environmental Crisis,” co-authored with Richard C. Hoffmann, Nancy Langston, James McCann and Peter Perdue. American Historical Review113, no. 5 (2008): 1431-1465

“Environmental History of Modern Latin America”. In The Blackwell Companion to Latin American History, ed. Thomas Holloway. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers. (January 2008).

“Cidade Alagada.” Maquinações: idéias para o ensino de ciências 1, no. 1. (forthcoming, October 2007).

“Online Bibliography for Environmental History of Latin America – second edition.” California State University at Long Beach. (First edition at Stanford University., last updated on February 04, 2006). (2007).

‘The Bay of All Beauties’: State and Environment in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1875-1975. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms. (2005).

“Historia ambiental de América Latina: orígenes, principales interrogantes e lacunas”. In Repensando la naturaleza: encuentros y desencuentros disciplinarios en torno a lo ambiental, ed. Germán Palacio & Astrid Ulloa, 99-113. Bogotá, Colombia: Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Sede Leticia/Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Imani/Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia Colciencia. (2002).

Review of Exporting Environmentalism: US Multinational Chemical Corporations in Brazil and Mexico, by Ronie Garcia-Johnson. Environmental Ethics 24, no. 3 (Fall 2002): 317-20.

“Earlier Images of the Amazon in the United States.” In Forest History: International Studies on Socio-Economic and Forest Ecosystem Change, ed. Mario Agnoletti and Steve Anderson, 93-108. Wallingford, UK: The International Union of Forestry Research Organizations/CABI Publishing, 2000.

"L’Amazzonia brucia." Equilibri 2, no. 3 (December1998): 343-52.

“The Use of the Internet as a Source for Environmental History.” Environmental Green Journal, 8 (June 1998).

A Meeting of Minds: Coalitions, Representations and American Non-Governmental Organizations in the Brazilian Amazon. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms,1998.

“Massimo Rinaldi missionario in Brasile.” In Il vescovo Scalabriniano Massimo Rinaldi, ed. G. Maceroni, G. Rossi & A. M. Tassi, 358-75. Turin, Italy: Società Editrice Internazionale, 1996.

Pizzi, Paulo. (1996). ECOLISTA – Cadastro Nacional de Instituições Ambientalistas. Revised edition. Tech. ed. Lise Sedrez. Curitiba, Brazil: WWF/MaterNatura.

Honors and Awards

2002 G.J. Lieberman Fellow, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University. Stanford, CA

2000 Stanford Centennial Teaching Assistant, History Department, Stanford University. Stanford, CA