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Research subject Environmental Humanities with a focus on Latin America

Research within this area uses theories and approaches from the social sciences and humanities to understand past, present, and future environmental issues in Latin America.

At Nordiska Latinamerikainstitutet (NILAS), research on this area has focused on a broad range of topics, including: the meanings of waste; overconsumption, class, and environmental concerns; energy and extractivism; Multispecies storytelling; Future Climate Scenarios in literature and visual art.

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Latin American Studies
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Thais Machado Borges

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Romance Studies and Classics
Thaïs Machado-Borges

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Research in the subject takes place at the Nordic Institute of Latin American Studies, in the Department of Romance Studies and Classics

Department of Romance Studies and Classics