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Myanna Lahsen

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Myanna Lahsen is Senior Researcher in the Earth System Science Center in the Brazilian National Institute of Space Research (INPE) and also affiliated with the the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at University of Colorado. She worked with the Harvard STS Program in 2001-2002. Her research examines environmental politics and the science-policy interface in the United States and Brazil, with a focus on climate change, sustainability, and the Brazilian Amazon.


“Technocracy, Democracy and U.S. Climate Science Politics: The Need for Demarcations.” Article accepted for publication by Science, Technology, and Human Values, forthcoming.

“Transnational Locals: Brazilian Epistemers in the Climate Regime,” book chapter in Earthly Politics: Local and Global in Environmental Governance, ed. S. Jasanoff and M. Long-Martello (MIT Press, 2004).

“Brazilian Climate Epistemers’ Multiple Epistemes: An Exploration of Shared Meaning, Diverse Identities and Geopolitics in Global Change Science.” Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA) Discussion Paper 2002-01. Cambridge, MA: Environment and Natural Resources Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2002. Accessible at:

“Climate Science and Politics in the United States,” book chapter co-authored with Paul N. Edwards, to be published in Volume II of The Changing Atmosphere: the Science and Politics of Global Warming, edited by Clark Miller (accepted for publication by MIT Press, presently in preparation).

“The Detection and Attribution of Conspiracies: The Controversy Over Chapter 8,” book chapter in George E. Marcus (ed.)Paranoia Within Reason: A Casebook on Conspiracy as Explanation, Vol. 6, Late Editions Series, 1999

Climate Rhetoric: Constructions of Climate Science in the Age of Environmentalism. PhD Thesis, Rice University, 1998.

“Impacto Socioeconomico del Cambio Climatico Inducido por el Hombre,” [Translation: “The Socioeconomic Impact of Human-Induced Climate Change”] by Myanna Lahsen and Dale Jamieson in Revista Espanola de Fisica 10(1), 1996.

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