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Cristiana Losekann

Federal University of the Espirito Santo

Based in

South America

Cristiana Losekann is a Professor at the Social Sciences Department of the Federal University of the Espirito Santo in Brazil. She coordinates the Environmental Policy and Justice Research Laboratory (LAPAJ). She is researching transformations of environmentalism across the years in Brazil. Her research interests include environmental movements, legal mobilization, climate framing, and environmental policy in Brazil. She works with ethnography and qualitative methodology. She is a fellowship researcher of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). In 2013, she published Environmentalist Movements in Brazil – intertwining tensions between State and Society during the Lula government (in Portuguese).

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9043-6099

Most recent publication: https://doi.org/10.1590/1809-4422asoc0176r4vu27L1OA

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Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Climate law and litigation Climate Justice Social movements

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Losekann, C., & Paiva, R. L.. (2024). Brazilian Environmental Policy: shared responsibility and dismantling. Ambiente & Sociedade, 27, e01764. https://doi.org/10.1590/1809-4422asoc0176r4vu27L1OA

Giffoni Pinto, R., Mansur, M. S., & Losekann, C. (2024). Communities, method of usage: unravelling mining guides, manuals and reports. Revista Brasileira De Estudos Urbanos E Regionais, 26(1). https://doi.org/10.22296/2317-1529.rbeur.202407pt
. https://rbeur.anpur.org.br/rbeur/article/view/7447/5549

Losekann, C., & Milanez, B. (2023). Mining disaster in the Doce River: Dilemma between governance and participation. Current Sociology, 71(7), 1255-1273. https://doi.org/10.1177/00113921211059224

Losekann, Cristiana. «Movilización legal transnacional: el caso del desastre minero en Mariana y río Doce en Brasil». Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, n.º 130 (abril de 2022), p. 47-72. DOI: doi.org/10.24241/rcai.2022.130.1.47

Losekann et al., 2019C. Losekann, T.H. Dias, A.V.M. Camargo. The Rio Doce mining disaster: legal framing in the Brazilian justice system
Extr. Ind. Soc. (2019), 10.1016/j.exis.2019.11.015

Losekann, C.. (2017). “It was no accident!” The place of emotions in mobilizing people affected by the collapse of Samarco’s tailings dam in Brazil. Vibrant: Virtual Brazilian Anthropology, 14(2), e142102. https://doi.org/10.1590/1809-43412017v14n2p102