History of Evolution and Heredity in Brazil

This group examines the history of the evolutionary synthesis of genetics and natural selection, and its impact upon agriculture, and theories of race and eugenics.
Meetings are held in Portuguese.

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Upcoming Meetings

  • Friday, January 19, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST

    Ana Carolina Vimieiro Gomes, Professor of History of Sciences at the Department of History at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
    Rosanna Dent, Assistant Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

    Presentation: “Listening Party: Trabalho de Campo por um Geneticista e um Técnico” [Fieldwork by a Geneticist and a Technician].
    Upcoming Reading: Stay tuned for more details.
    Explore Previous Works: To learn more about Dr. Gomes, please click here. For more information about Dr. Dent, click here
    Join us for this engaging discussion!

  • Friday, February 16, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST


  • Friday, March 15, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT


  • Friday, April 19, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT


  • Friday, May 17, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT


Past Meetings

Group Conveners

  • William.deJong-Lambert's picture

    William deJong-Lambert

    William deJong-Lambert is a Professor of History at Bronx Community College, CUNY, whose current work addresses the evolutionary synthesis of genetics and natural selection. His most recent publication is the entry on I.V. Michurin in the Encyclopedia of Genetics. His current project is an oral history interview with Miklos Muller which will at some point become a book project. 


  • PaulaHabib's picture

    Paula Habib

    Paula Habib is a Professor of History at the Federal University Fluminense (UFF/Brazil). Habib´s research specializes in history of agriculture, genetics, history of biology and eugenics during the first decades of the 20 th century. She holds a Ph.D. in History of Science and Health by Oswaldo Cruz Foundation/Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


  • marcelo.loreto@gmail.com's picture

    Marcelo Lima Loreto

    Visiting Scholar at Columbia University (Institute of Latin American Studies), United
    States. 2022-2023.

    Science journalist working for Folha de São Paulo and other media.
    Research fellow at the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. 2021-2022. Project, here.
    Ph.D. in History of Science by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 2019, Brazil. 
    Dissertation thesis, here.


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