• Eve Bratman
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies




I am a political ecologist whose primary research focuses on sustainable development politics in the Brazilian Amazon. My book-in-progress is tentatively entitled Governing the Rainforest: Sustainable Development Politics in the Brazilian Amazon. It is based on ten years of research concerning the links between development policies, infrastructure, conservation, and human rights. My next substantive research focuses on the honeybee in global environmental politics. Centrally, my research is concerned with how sustainable development is envisioned and carried out through politics.

Professor Bratman holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from American University's School of International Service, and a BA with highest honors from Oberlin College. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil in 2007.  Prior to arriving at F&M, she taught at American University's School of International Service. At AU, she  was "Green Teacher of the Year" in 2016 for founding and supporting campus bee-keeping, among other sustainability initiatives in the classroom and beyond. 

Selected Publications

Bratman, E. and Dias, Cristiane 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 2018. 70: 1-10. 

Bratman, E. Brunette, K., Shelly, D. C., Nicholson, S. 2016. “Justice is the Goal: Divestment as Climate Change Resistance” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.  () 1-14. DOI 10.1007/s13412-016-0377-6.

Bratman, Eve. (2015) “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. “Brazil, the Green Economy and Challenging Environmental Norms in Global Governance.” in Matthew Taylor and Oliver Steunkel, eds., Brazil and the Liberal Order, (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015).

Bratman, Eve. (2014). “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, Eve. (2011). “Development’s Paradox: Is Washington DC a Third World City?” Third World Quarterly, 32: 9 (November 2011), 1541-1556.

Bratman, Eve. (2011).  “Villains, Victims, and Conservationists? Representational Frameworks and Sustainable Development on the Transamazon Highway.” Human Ecology, 39:4 (August 2011), 441-453.

Other Links 

TEDx Talk about bees and global politics

Environment, energy and the Rio 2016 Olympics 

Aljazeera's Inside Story Americas (about Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric dam)

Bicycling equity research:  initial findings in  CityLab, additional coverage here and here.

Website: http://www.evebratman.com/

Twitter: @IttyGritty



Office Hour Appointments, Fall 2018

 Monday and Wednesday, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Office: K010 (ground floor of the Hackman building, at the end of the hall that runs perpendicular to the main Hackman square hallway)