Ana Isabel Queiroz

Integrated Researchers, PhD


Ana Isabel Queiroz holds a PhD in Landscape Architecture (FCUP), a Master in Ethology (ISPA, Lisbon) and a degree in Biology (FCUL). She was a researcher at the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH) hired through programs funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology: Investigador Ciência (2009-2013) and Investigador FCT (2013-2019).

She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Regional Planning, at NOVA FCSH, coordinator of the Thematic Line “Precarious Worlds and Sustainability: work, health and nature” and a member of the Board of the IHC (2021-2023).

In recent years, she has published several books, book chapters and scientific articles in national and international journals on environmental humanities.

Research fields

  • Environmental history
  • Landscape
  • Ecocriticism

Selected publications

  • Queiroz, Ana Isabel. “Ecologia da caça, condições de vida e desigualdades (Aquilino Ribeiro, 1885-1963).” Colóquio/Letras 207 (2021): 39-50.
  • Gomes, Inês, Ana Isabel Queiroz & Daniel Alves. “Iberians against locusts: fighting cross-border bio-invaders (1898-1947).” Historia Agraria 78 (2019): 127-159. [link] 🔓
  • Queiroz, Ana Isabel, Renata Sartori & Inês T. Rosário. “Iracema’s Country: Nature from the Mid-1800s to the Present in Ceará, Brazil.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 26 (2019): 324–357. [link] 🔓
  • Queiroz, Ana Isabel & Simon Pooley (Eds.). Histories of Bioinvasions in the Mediterranean. Berlin: Springer, 2018. [link]
  • Queiroz, Ana Isabel & Filipa Soares. “Birds in Portuguese Literature.” Environment and History 22 (2016): 228-254. [link]


Main projects

  • Co-coordinator, with Miguel Carmo, of the project “FIREUSES — Burning landscapes: A political and environmental history of the large wildfires in Portugal (1950-2020)” — Hosted by the IHC and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/HAR-HIS/4425/2021). [link]
  • Coordinator of the project “Friends and Foes. Historicizing nature conservation in contemporary times” — Individual and non-funded project, hosted by the IHC. (ongoing)
  • Researcher in the project “Writing Urban Places” — Coordinated by Klaske Havik (Delft University of Technology) and Susana Oliveira (Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon) and funded by the European Commission (COST Action CA18126). (2019-2021) [link]
  • Coordinator of the project “Introductions, invasions and control measures of plant pests in Southern Europe. An Interdisciplinary comparative approach from the 19th century onwards” — Hosted by the IHC and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (IF/00222/2013/CP1166/CT001). [link]
  • Coordinator (until 2018) of the project “LITESCAPE.PT – Atlas das Paisagens Literárias de Portugal Continental” — Hosted by the IELT – NOVA FCSH nd funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology. [link]



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