Cristina Brito


 

Investigadora Integrada Doutorada   .   Professora Auxiliar da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas/Universidade Nova de Lisboa

 

Contacto

cbrito@fcsh.unl.pt
 

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

 

Ciência ID

7110-CBF4-1053

 

Cristina Brito is an Assistant Professor at the History Department at NOVA FCSH, Lisbon, and the Director of CHAM - Center for the Humanities (2020-2022). She is currently the co-PI of the ERC Synergy Grant 4-OCEANS (2021-2027) and the PI of two EEA Grants from the Bilateral Fund Initiatives. She holds a PhD in History ¿ History of the Portuguese Discoveries and Expansion, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of NOVA University of Lisbon (2005/2010), a Masters in Ethology from the Institute of Applied Psychology (1998/2000) and a Bachelor¿s degree in Biology Applied to Animal Resources ¿ Marine Resources, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (1993/1998). Prior to her current positions, she has been awarded 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¿ (2016-2019). Cristina Brito has an interdisciplinary, comparative and cross-cultural approach to her research. Her scientific interests include early modern marine environmental history, local and global perceptions about and uses of the seas, Atlantic and oceanic histories, humans and nonhumans relationships, and new perspectives on the environmental humanities. She is also a member of the Board of OPI ¿ Oceans Past Initiative, and an active member of several networks and research projects within the thematic line of research (Environmental History and the Sea), such as the UNESCO Chair on Oceans' Cultural Heritage and the H2020 RISE project CONCHA.

 

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