Natascha De Vasconcellos Otoya

I joined the Environmental History PhD program in 2017.

Natascha De Vasconcellos Otoya

My research focuses on the development of the oil industry in Brazil in the first half of the 20th century. I am particularly interested in human/nature interactions and how different groups, like politicians and scientists, viewed such interactions. Additionally, my research interests overlap with the field of history of science, as geology is a central element in the search and exploration of petroleum in Brazil, and I hope to further develop collaborations with this branch of the natural sciences. Before coming to Georgetown, I completed a Master's degree in Social History at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil.