JOANA GASPAR DE FREITAS

Environmental Historian at the Centre for History of the University of Lisbon

PhD in Contemporary History. Principal Investigator of DUNES. Sea, Sand and People, a project supported by an ERC Starting Grant. Co-convenor of the Coastal Connections Series, IHR Partnership Seminars. Co-editor of the journal Coastal Studies and Society.

Coordinator the Portuguese Branch of BRASPOR Network – Interdisciplinary Studies on Coastal Systems in the Atlantic (Brazil-Portugal), from 2017 to 2019; Rachel Carson Centre Fellow (Munich, 2015); Linda Hall Library Fellow (USA, 2014).

Her teaching and research interests lie in the environmental history of coastal zones, considering risks and vulnerabilities, extreme events, climate change adaptation, coastal management and the ocean’s cultural heritage.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101035497