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Eve Bratman

Assistant Professor
School of International Service

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Undergraduate 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.
  • Degrees

    PhD, 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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  • Spring 2015

  • Summer 2015

    • SIS-603 Special Inst in Int'l Affairs: Brazil: Rural Development
    • Description
  • Fall 2015

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

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.

Media Appearances

 Behind the Buzz: The Honeybee in Global Politics. TEDx- American University, Spring 2015.

"The Real Cost of Brazil's Dam" February 1, 2012. <i> Al Jazeera </i> Inside Story Americas.

"DC's Extreme Greens." April 22, 2010. <i> Politico </i>.