João Biehl

Role
Anthropology, Amazonia, environmental humanities, biocultural diversity, planetary health, human rights and social movements
Title
Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Associate at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
Bio/Description

João Biehl is the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology and the director of Brazil LAB. He is also a Faculty Associate at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. An expert in Latin American societies, especially in Brazil and Amazonia, his research interests include medical anthropology, political anthropology, settler colonialism, ethnographic theory, human rights, critical global health and planetary health. He is the author of the award-wining books Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment and Will to Live: AIDS Therapies and the Politics of Survival and co-editor of the book series Critical Global Health. At the Brazil LAB, Biehl is coordinating several projects articulating an alternative vision for the Brazilian Amazon (which is threatened by illegal deforestation, fires, and socioeconomic inequality) and seeking to protect the region's biodiversity, indigenous peoples and ways of knowing. He is a High Meadows Environmental (HMEI) Associated Faculty Member and is collaborating with the Amazon2030 initiative [Amazonia2030].