Frederico Freitas, 2023–24 | National Humanities Center

Frederico Freitas (NHC Fellow, 2023–24)

Project Title

Concrete Tropics: An Environmental History of Brazil’s Modernist Capital

Research Triangle Foundation Fellowship, 2023–24

Associate Professor of History, North Carolina State University

Frederico Freitas is associate professor of Latin American and digital history at North Carolina State University, where he is a core member of the Visual Narrative Initiative. Freitas is working on his book-in-progress, Concrete Tropics: An Environmental History of Brazil’s Modernist Capital.

Selected Publications

Nationalizing Nature

  • Freitas, Frederico, Todd Berreth, Yi-Chun Chen, and Arnav Jhala. “Characterizing the Perception of Urban Spaces from Visual Analytics of Street-Level Imagery.” AI & Society (December 2022).
  • Freitas, Frederico. Nationalizing Nature: Iguazu Falls and National Parks at the Brazil-Argentina Border. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
  • Freitas, Frederico. “Hunters, Rangers, Cougars, and Jaguars: Human and Nonhuman Territories at the Argentine-Brazilian Border, 1960s-1980s.” História, Ciências, Saúde—Manguinhos 28, Suppl. 1 (December 2021): 59–79.
  • Freitas, Frederico. “Protected Areas in Brazil: History and Current Status.” In The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
  • Blanc, Jacob, and Frederico Freitas, eds. Big Water: The Making of the Borderlands Between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2018.
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