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Eve Bratman

Franklin & Marshall College

Based in

United States
North America

Eve Bratman’s approach to scholarship on sustainability governance engages a social justice lens to foster a more socially and ecologically interconnected world. Bratman is author of an award-winning book, Governing the Rainforest: Sustainable Development in the Brazilian Amazon (Oxford University Press, 2019). Bratman’s research also concerns the politics of saving pollinators, fracking in Appalachia, and urban environmental justice issues. Dr. Bratman is a political ecologist with interdisciplinary training in international relations (PhD 2009, from American University’s School of International Service).

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States Brazil

Focus areas of expertise

History Climate Justice Fossil fuels Agriculture

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Bratman, E. (2019). Governing the Rainforest: Sustainable Development Politics in the Brazilian Amazon (New York: Oxford University Press).

Bratman, E., Forthcoming. “Humanizing Climate Change.” In Ishan Ashtoush and Jamie Winders, eds. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Social and Cultural Geography. Wiley Blackwell, Publishers.

Bratman, E., Stinchfield, B., & Auch, T. 2022. “The Fracking Frontier in the United States: A Case Study of Foreign Investment, Civil Liberties and Land Ethics in the Shale Industry. Development and Change, 53: 469-494.

Bratman, E. & DeLince, W. 2022. “Dismantling White Supremacy in Environmental Studies and Sciences: An anti-racist and decolonizing roadmap.Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13412-021-00739-5

Sponsler, D. & Bratman, E. (2021). Beekeeping in, of, and for the city: A critical analysis of urban apiculture.People and Nature. https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10206

Bratman, E. (2020). “Saving the Other Bees: The Resurgence of Stingless Beekeeping in the Zona Maya.Conservation & Society 18:4, 387-398.

Stinchfield, B., Auch, T., & Bratman, E. (2020). “Energy Security, International Investment, and Democracy: The Case of the United States Shale Oil and Gas Industry.” Democracy & Security, 16:4, 309-333.

Ranganathan, M. & Bratman E. (2019). “From Urban Resilience to Abolitionist Climate Justice in Washington DC.Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography. 53: 115-137.

Bratman, E. (2019). “Sustainable Development Reconsidered: The Left’s Legacies in the Amazon.” In: Manuel Balán and Françoise Montambeault, eds. What’s Left? The Promise and Reality of Inclusive Citizenship in Latin America (Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press), 280-317.

Bratman, E. & Dias, C. B. (2018). Development Blind Spots in Environmental Impact Assessment: Tensions between Policy, Law and Practice in Brazil’s Xingu River Basin.Environmental Impact Assessment Review 70: 1-10.

Bratman, E., Shelley, D., Brunette, K., & Nicholson, S. (2016). “Justice is the Goal: Divestment as a Radical Tactic within the Climate Movement.” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 6:4, 677-690.