Andre Bailao

Andre Bailao

A social anthropologist researching scientific, artistic, cultural and environmental histories of Brazilian landscapes, with a special interest in climate change, Anthropocene, nature and society, and imagination.

I'm a PhD researcher in Social Anthropology at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil. I'm currently researching the scientific, artistic, cultural, and environmental history of Brazilian landscapes, focusing on the Cerrado (Brazilian savanna), in exploratory travels between the 1800s and the early 1900s.

I have done research on Brazilian climate change science, controversies on regional climate change (namely the water crisis in São Paulo in 2014-2015), and I'm also interested in urban landscapes -- especially the dialogues, exchanges and tensions between science, art, public controversies and social movement.

I have a special interest in climate change, Anthropocene, nature & society, imagination, science and art.

I'm a member of the editorial board of the Enciclopédia de Antropologia, an online platform of the Department of Anthropology at USP; and I was part of the organizing committee of the 6th Brazilian Meeting of Anthropology of Science and Technology in 2017 (VI ReACT). I'm also a translator and I have worked at the World Social Forum Office and with production design / art director for film, TV and theater.