Maya Archaeology and the (Banana) Landscape: Environment, Agriculture, and the Making of National Heritage in Guatemala, c. 1920-1944

Sophie Brockmann is Lecturer in Latin American History at UCL Institute of the Americas – she is a historian of modern Central America, specialising on histories of environment, landscapes and science between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. She is currently working on her second book project, tentatively entitled Making National Heritage in Transnational Environments, 1890-1940, funded by a Leverhulme Fellowship. Before UCL, she taught at the University of Pennsylvania, The Open University, and De Montfort University, and held fellowships at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, the Newberry Library in Chicago, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Institute of Latin American Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

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