School of International Service
Additional Positions at AUUndergraduate Thematic Area Coordinator, Global Inequality and Development
Dr. Bratman's research concerns sustainable development politics and environmental governance. Her major projects focus on the links between environmental policy, infrastructure, agriculture, and human rights in the Brazilian Amazon. Her book-in-progress is tentatively entitled Governing the Rainforest: Sustainable Development Politics in the Brazilian Amazon. It is based on a decade of research and work in Brazil. Dr. Bratman also has expertise in urban politics and development issues in the Americas, including in Washington DC. Her research can be found in the Journal of Latin American Studies , Human Ecology , International Environmental Agreements , and Third World Quarterly.
Dr. Bratman holds a Ph.D. from American University's School of International Service. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil (2007) and holds a Certificate in Human Rights from the Washington College of Law.
DegreesPhD, American University, International Relations
BA, Oberlin College, Environmental Studies & Politics
Favorite Spot on Campus:AU's apiary! Check it out on the MGC 2nd floor's green roof
Languages Spoken:Portuguese (fluent), Spanish and French (proficiency)
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Bratman, E. “Passive Revolution in the Green Economy: Activism and the Belo Monte Dam.” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law, and Economics 15:1 (March 2015), 61-77.
Bratman, E. “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.
Bratman, E. “Development’s Paradox: Washington DC is a Third World City?” Third World Quarterly, 32: 9 (November 2011), 1541-1556.
Bratman, E. “Villains, Victims, and Conservationists? Representational Frameworks and Sustainable Development on the Transamazon Highway.” Human Ecology, 39: 4 (August 2011), 441-453.