Eunice Nodari

Membership:  2019/2020

Member Bio

Eunice Sueli Nodari is a Brazilian environmental historian at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina). Her research and teaching are an interface between history and interdisciplinary studies. She got her master’s degree in European history at the University of California at Davis (1992), and PhD in history at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (1999). In 1993 she was selected for a position as assistant professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and since 2016 she has been a full professor there. At UFSC she held the following
positions: director of undergraduate courses (2000-2004), vice-rector of extension and culture (2004-2008), coordinator of the graduate program in history (2010-2015), and head of the department of history (2017-2019). From 2015 to 2016, she was a visiting researcher at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis at Stanford University, under the supervision of professor Zephyr Frank. In these years she has taught
modern and contemporary history and environmental and migration history
to undergraduate history students, and global history and nature, migration, colonization and the use of natural resources, and socio-environmental disasters in the graduate programs of history (PPGH)
and interdisciplinary humanities (PPGICH). For the last 20 years, she has been conducting research projects and advising undergraduate and graduate students on topics related to changes in the landscape in southern America, forests and biodiversity, socio-environmental disasters, environmental migration, and digital humanities and spatial history. She is the main organizer of the International Symposium of Environmental History and Migrations, the main event in this field in Brazil, which has been held every 2 years since 2010 under the auspices of the Laboratory of Immigration, Migration and Environmental History, the only Brazilian academic research center dedicated to the environmental history of migrations. She was the local chair of the 3rd World Congress in Environmental History, in Florianopolis, July of 2019.
Since 2010 she has been a fellow researcher in productivity at the National Research Council, Brazil. She was elected in July 2019 as a member of the board of directors at the International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations. Her current project, From land to table: an environmental history of vitiviniculture in the Americas, is a
joint project with Zephyr Frank (CESTA/Stanford) and researchers from Mendoza and Buenos Aires, Argentina.


  • with Haruf Salmen Espindola and Mauro Augusto dos Santos. "Rio Doce: Risks and Uncertainties of the Mariana Disaster (MG)." Revista Brasileira História 39, no. 81 (2019): 141–162.
  • with Zephyr Frank. "Vinhos
    de Altitude no Estado de Santa Catarina: a firmação de uma identidade (Wines of Altitude in the State of Santa Catarina: the signature of an identity)
    ." Tempo e Argumento 11, no. 26, (2019): 183–200.
  • with Miguel Mundstock Xavier Carvalho and Rubens Onofre Nodari. “'Defensives'
    or 'pesticides'? A history of the use and perception of pesticides in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, 1950-2002
    ." História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos 24, no. 1 (2017).
  • "Crossing Borders: Immigration and Transformation of Landscapes in Misiones Province, Argentina and Southern Brazil." In Big Water: The Making of Borderlands Between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay (vol. 1), edited byJacob Blanc and Frederico Freitas, 81–104. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2018.
  • with Miguel Mundstock Xavier Carvalho. "European Immigration and changes in the landscape of Southern Brazil." In Environmental History of Modern Migrations (vol. 1), edited byMarco Armiero and Richard Tucker, 41–52. New York: Routledge, 2017.
  • "Florestas com Araucárias: uma história do Antropoceno." In Fronteiras Fluidas: Florestas com Araucárias na América Meridional, edited withMiguel Mundstock Xavier Carvalho and Paulo Zarth, 12–27. São Leopoldo: Oikos, 2018.