Cristina Brito

Investigador Integrado

Professor Auxiliar
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas/Universidade Nova de Lisboa


Grupo de Investigação:
Cultura, história e pensamento ibéricos e ibero-americanos

Áreas de Investigação:
História da ciência
História da expansão portuguesa

ORCID: 0000-0001-7895-0784

Cristina Brito is an Assistant Professor at NOVA FCSH. Her scientific interests are early modern environmental history and the history of european expansion. She holds a PhD in History of the Portuguese Discoveries and Expansion (NOVA FCSH) and has a background in Ethology and in Marine Biology. She has been awarded several prizes and grants; the most recent (2016-2019) a Research Contract by FCT (IF/00610/2015) at CHAM — NOVA FCSH to investigate ‘Cow-fish, ngulu-maza or iguaragua? Local and Global Knowledge Production, Changing Perceptions and Practices on Marine Animals in the Atlantic, 1419–1758’ (2016-2021).
Cristina Brito has an interdisciplinary, comparative and cross-cultural approach to her research. She also conducts research on the history of natural history, local and global perceptions about and uses of the seas, animal studies, humans and non-humans relationships, nature agency, Atlantic and ocean history.
She is currently a Subdirector of CHAM - Centre for the Humanities (NOVA FCSH) for International Research, and Member of the Board of the international organization OPI – Oceans Past Initiative (2018-2020). She also coordinates a thematic line of research at CHAM (Sea and Environmental History), the UNESCO Chair on Oceans' Cultural Heritage and the H2020 RISE project CONCHA (2018-2021).

Curriculum Vitae(Pdf)

Documentos Partilhados:

Medieval and Early Modern Whaling in Portugal(Pdf)

History of ambergris(Pdf)

New Science From Old News(Pdf)

Connected Margins and Disconnected Knowledge(Pdf)

UNESCO Chair on the Oceans(Pdf)

Whales Beasts and Beauties(Pdf)

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